About the Teacher

  • I'm Carmen Hills, the third grade teacher at Browns Valley Elementary. 2019-20 is my 22nd year in education. I grew up in Browns Valley and graduated from high school here. I went to college at UMM for my elementary degree and SCSU for my middle school endorsement. I also have a master's degree and specialist's degree from MSUM. I have two children (twins!). My family lives on Lake Traverse.

Fun Facts


    • I like to waterski and tube behind the boat.
    • I love music and play the organ, piano, saxophone, clarinet, and flute.
    • My favorite color is fuschia. Purple is my least favorite color.
    • In my spare time I like to tend to my flower and vegetable gardens. 
    • My favorite season is summer because it's hot and humid outside.
    • My favorite foods are chocolate and peanut butter.
    • My dog is a miniature goldendoodle and her name is Charlie.