My name is Shelly Benitez. I have worked at Lacy since 2018. When I started, I worked in the resource room and CMC. I then moved to the reading intervention team. I loved getting to work with students of all ages in small reading groups. I created the Lacy yearbook for the school years of 2019-2020, and 2020-2021. I am also currently the Ed Tech Advocate for the Lacy campus. I am excited about being a second grade teacher.
I love to see when my students make connections in their learning. I want my students to want to come to school. I love to see my students creating foundations they will build on for the rest of their lives. I know I have made a positive impact that will benefit them.
I received an Associates degree in Pre-Nursing at Lubbock Christian University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Western Governors University.
I have lived in Princeton since December of 2008. I have a wonderful husband and three kids of my own. Two boys and one girl. We love playing soccer, watching and quoting movies. I also have two dogs, two cats and two turtles! Yes, too many pets!
Restaurant: Hat Creek Burger Company
Coffee: Dutch Bros Co.
Drink: Lime Topo Chico
Sweets: Dark Chocolate, Reese's anything, Gummie Bears, Jelly Beans
Hobby: knitting and crochet
Books: Harry Potter series, Hunger Games, Divergent
Movie: Star Wars, Princess Bride, Count of Monte Cristo
Teacher supply item: Sharpies and Gel Pens
(The obsession is real! :)
Allergies- Wheat, Oats, Mango (yeah I don't like that either)
" Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right."