About Ms. Benson
I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains and attended Loma Prieta Elementary, C.T. English, and Los Gatos High School. In 2004, I received a bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology from UC Berkeley. I then spent some years traveling and working as a nanny, and eventually returned to the mountains to work as a substitute teacher at Loma and C.T. I liked it so well, I decided to return to school, and received my teaching credential in June of 2013 from California State University, Monterey Bay. This is my seventh year at Loma Prieta, and I feel very fortunate to work in this wonderful community!
Outside of school, I like to spend my time hiking, camping, kayaking, reading, salsa dancing, and bird watching.