Ms. Benjamin


Mrs. Benjamin

Mrs. Benjamin Literacy Coach Bluffton Elementary School

Masters of Education in PreK - 12 Reading Instruction 

Literacy Coach / State Reading Coach

Biography:
2005, Rockford College, Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood & Elementary Education
2009, Aurora University, Masters of Education in PreK – 12 Reading Instruction
South Carolina Certified Literacy Teacher 
South Carolina Certified Literacy Specialist
South Carolina Certified Reading Coach 

Personal Message: 
I grew up in the charming, small town of Rockton, Illinois. I graduated from Rockford College in 2009 with a Bachelors in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I spent my first few years as an educator teaching in my hometown at the school I attended as a child. It was a special opportunity to be able to teach alongside the very teachers who inspired me to pursue a career in education. Early on, I developed a passion for teaching reading and writing which propelled my interest in obtaining my Masters in PreK-12 Reading Instruction in 2011 from Aurora University with additional certifications as a Literacy Teacher, Literacy Specialist, and Reading Coach. Currently, I am enrolled in a doctoral program at Concordia University of Chicago. I am working towards my Ph.D. in Reading, Language, and Literacy.

I feel extremely proud to be a teacher! I have known this was my calling since a young age, and I am passionate about making sure our students grow to be literate adults who are secure in their abilities to read, write, communicate, and think critically to make a difference in the world.