Degrees and Certifications:
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” It is my goal to help children and other adults believe in the beauty of their own dreams for both now and the future! Reading this as a young student also motivated me to try my best. I, Kristy Benson, graduated from Locust Fork High School. There, I was involved in as many activities, clubs, and sports possible. I then attended the University of Alabama and Jacksonville State University. My love for learning along with my greater love for helping others helps me succeed as an educator. Speaking of love, my little girls/dogs, Shelbi, Poppins, and Abbi, have all of my heart! I would have many, many dogs if I could. My husband, Alex Benson, and I recently wed in May of 2020. Outside of L.E.S., I serve the GoTeam Coordinator at my church, Faith Community Fellowship in Pell City. Some of my other interests include going to concerts, watching/playing sports, watching some episode on Roku, playing games, and spending time with family/friends. Lincoln Elementary School has numerous positive qualities, and I am blessed to be a part of the LES family. It is my goal to instill confidence in students and teachers so they can be great learners and leaders.
Student Teaching: Lincoln Elem. 3rd Grade
2008-2009 Second Grade Teacher - Lincoln Elem.
2009 - 2013 Third Grade Teacher - LES
2015 - Substitute Teacher LES
2015-2019 Fifth Grade Teacher
2019 - 2020 Technology Integration Specialist/Title 1 Coordinator
Trained in: ARI, AMSTI, OGAP, The Leader in Me/7 Habits of Happy Kids, Intel Certification/Project Based Learning and Technology; AMSTI Science Trainer; AMSTI Digital Literacy and Computer Science Trainer; Common Sense Educator; Google Certified Level 1 and 2
I'm always open to feedback about special programs and involvement in our school. Feel free to email about any of the questions below:
How would you like to become more involved in Lincoln Elementary School?
What can we do to better help Parent Involvement?
What would you like to see your child learning more about concerning Technology, Computer Science, Robotics, etc.?
What do you wish your child could do more of with technology?