My name is Mrs. Benson. This is my seventh year at Golden Valley where I am a Specialized Academic Instructor. I utilize an open door policy with students and would like all parents to feel welcome to contact me regarding their child, or with any situation/question at any time. My schedule and contact information are to the right, along with calendars, resources and syllabuses for my Learning Skills and Math B courses along with parent information for my junior class caseload.
The following are short summaries discussing the classes I teach and what they offer:
Math 2 is a course designed to strengthen mathematic reasoning and numerical computations. This curriculum is based on the second semester of Integrated Math 1 and allows students who struggle with mathematics to approach this curriculum at a slower pace with more support. Our collab courses contain two teachers, Mr Lopez and myself. to assist students in obtaining additional support in areas of weaknesses or difficulties that may be found within this area.
Learning Skills is a course designed to support and create independence for students who struggle with work completion or in any academic area. Learning skills also allows us as teachers to re-teach information students struggled to understand in class the first time around, in a smaller setting.
Our goal at Golden Valley is to create a safe and positive environment for students to work in where they can: make goals, achieve goals, ask questions and always know how to utilize the supports available to them. My expectation is for students to follow and demonstrate Golden Valley's pillars of character counts, demonstrate effort and be a positive contributor to our school community, starting in the classroom. Work completion, positive behavior, attendance and the ability to seek out the supports students have available to them are skills practiced in my classroom, as a way to prepare students for after high school.
“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it.” - Unknown
I can be difficult to find. If you need me, here is my contact information and daily schedule!
School phone: 209-325-1800
Google Voice: 209-683-4717
My Daily Schedule:
1st Period: Room 301 - Case Managing
2nd Period: Room 301 - IHS
3rd Period: Room 302 - Collab with Mr. Lopez, Math B
4th Period: Room 301 - Learning Skills
5th Period: Room 302 - Collab with Mr Lopez, Math B
6th Period: Room 301 - Prep
7th Period: Room 302 - Collab with Mr Lopez, Math B