Kimberly Benson is our new 5th grade teacher.
She is a three year veteran from Morikami Park
IB Elementary, an award winning elementary school in Delray Beach, Florida where she was
their Beginning Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Benson led many activities at Morikami, most notably
establishing an award winning Earth Club and recycling
project that sent Crayons to Haiti, shoes to Africa and South
America, recycled cell phones to trade for gift cards for the
troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and recycled a variety of
materials to help reduce pollution and reuse containers and
Ms. Benson impressed us with her tremendous portfolio of student projects and knowledge of the IB curriculum.
Renee Elfe, the principal at Morikami describes Kimberly this way, "Ms. Benson is a bundle of energy and her class is active, inviting, and a real center of inquiry for children. I chose her to be my child's teacher because she is so active in making learning come alive. You are getting one of our finest!"