Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, University of Georgia Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, Kennesaw State University Endorsement and Certification in Gifted Education, Kennesaw State University
Mrs. Alyssa Benner
Hello! My name is Alyssa Benner. I LOVE teaching and I LOVE my “Dragon Family” at DCES! This year I am teaching 5th grade and I could not be more thrilled! It’s going to be a super special year!
My husband and I have three children and two dogs! They are hilarious and adorable, and my kiddos can't wait to be Dragons one day! We enjoy traveling together, playing in our backyard and snuggling up to watch a good movie!
I have been teaching since fall of 2013. After teaching five years in Clarke County, I made the move to Oconee County when we opened Dove Creek in 2018. Prior to beginning my career, I earned my Bachelors degree from the University of Georgia - Go DAWGS! After my second year of teaching, I decided to further my education by earning my Masters degree and Gifted Endorsement from Kennesaw State University. I love learning just as much as I love teaching!
In my classroom, I pride myself in creating an environment buzzing with excitement for learning, and my students are encouraged to explore inside and outside of the school walls! Creativity and hands-on investigation are the norm when it comes to our learning and growing! In our classroom, we will use higher order thinking skills and inquiry based learning strategies, like student interest projects, choice boards, task menus, and effectively use digital tools to showcase what we have learned! Be on the lookout for classroom transformations and thematic units to foster student engagement and excitement for what we are learning! Follow us on Instagram @bennerswinners to see what we're up to!