Phone: 910-346-1778


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement from Western Illinois University Bachelor of Science in Physical Education K-12 from Northern Illinois University Masters of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University

Ms. Beverly Otte

Hello Carolina Forest Elementary Families!  I would like to tell you a little about myself.  I was born in Chicago, Illinois, and when I was 4 years old my family moved to Addison, IL, a suburb near Chicago. I played 16" softball in middle school, and in high school I ran Cross Country and Track, and was a member of the National Honor Society.   After college (B.S. in Law Enforcement and Psychology), I got married and we moved to Belvidere, IL when my children were entering elementary school.  My daughter and son started running in grade school for a team called the Belvidere Tornadoes, a youth Cross Country team.  I coached that team for 4 years, and every year our team would go to the National Youth Cross Country race!!  We've raced at Disney World, Virginia Beach, Nashville, and Decator, Alabama.  My children went on to run through middle and high school (I coached high school girls cross country for one year).  They also sang in the Choir at school! I then went back to school and got my Masters in Education and PE/Health.  My daughter and I moved down to Jacksonville in August 2018 when my son was stationed at Camp Lejeune.

My children currently live in Arizona.  My son is a truck mechanic and a US Marine Veteran and my daughter is a Chef and works on the ASU campus. I have a cat named Izzy that keeps me company!


I am a fan of:

Chicago Blackhawks

Rockford Ice Hogs

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Bears


I enjoy:

Bicycling, Tennis, Badminton, Ping Pong, Pickleball, Kayaking, hiking, Bocce ball, Corn hole (in Illinois we call it Bags), bowling, reading, dancing, and THE BEACH!