Welcome families! My name is Mrs. Benoche (BEN-OSH). I am married with two children and six fur babies. My children attend Chandler Schools and my husband is an administrator with the Kyrene School District. I am an ASU graduate and bleed maroon and gold. We are huge Sun Devil Men's Basketball fans and are season ticket holders. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf.
My Education and Professional Background
I received my BA in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and received my MA in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. My career began with 5th grade in the Apache Junction School District. I was there for two years until I switched to Mesa Public Schools. I taught 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades in Mesa for 17 yrs. For 6 years I was at Franklin East Elementary, which is one of Mesa’s choice schools and is a back to basics traditional school. I have been a grade level team lead, student council adviser, spelling bee coordinator, and yearbook sponsor. Throughout my career, I have been trained in Spalding, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), and PBIS (Positive Behavior and Instructional Systems). I have a lot of experience with technology and have trained teachers to use technology.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that anyone with a nourishing and encouraging environment can be the best they can be. Students are the makers of their own destiny and behavior is the consequence of human choice. The focus in my classroom is to have a growth mindset. I also believe students’ interests are important, as is integration of thinking, feeling, and doing. I believe school should help students develop personal and social values so that they can become thoughtful, productive citizens.
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