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 4th grade and I LOVE my Dragon Family at DCES!
My husband, Sean, and I have two beatiful little girls named Eleanor and Olivia. They are hilarious and adorable, and they can't wait to be Dragons one day. Our girls are our world! We enjoy traveling together, playing in our backyard and cozying up to watch a good movie. We also have two crazy dogs, Mabel and Daisy, who keep us very busy!
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 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 inquiry based learning strategies, like student interest projects, choice boards, task menus, and effectively use digital tools to showcase what we have learned! Follow us on Instagram @bennerswinners to see what we're up to!