Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education Endorsement and Certification in Gifted Education
My name is Alyssa Benner. I LOVE teaching and I am so excited to be part of the Dragon Family at DCES this year!
My husband, Sean, and I have two beatiful little girls named Eleanor and Olivia. We also have a Hound dog named Mabel, who is very loud but super sweet. I love my family very much!
I have been teaching since fall of 2013. After teaching five years in Clarke County, I began teaching in Oconee 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 believe education is extremely important and love learning!
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 inquiry based learning strategies, like student interest projects, choice boards, task menus, and effectively use digital tools to showcase what we have learned! Let the learning begin!