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Mrs.  Kristie  Benton
6th & 7th Grade Science Teacher
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Welcome to a new school year at Hardee Junior High School!  My name is Mrs. Benton and I am very excited to be working with you and your child this year to achieve success in Science.  We have a fulfilling year ahead with a lot to accomplish, and I am eager to get started!




          I am passionate about learning and feel that students can learn best when their lessons are relevant and useful.  I plan on providing your child with many memorable education experiences and hands-on activities to help facilitate their learning in a practical way.




          I have very high expectations for my students and am confident we can meet these expectations with teamwork and communication.  A child’s quality education needs support and hard work from the teacher, parent, and student; let’s work together to reach our maximum potential this year!  We are going to need to focus, a positive attitude, and a bit of risk-taking in order to achieve our goals.  Our work will be challenging, but very rewarding and I expect students to take initiative and responsibility for their OWN learning.



I attended Myakka City Elementary School from Kindergarten until the 8th grade.  Graduating from Hardee Senior High in 1989 I  started pursuing my degree in Education at South Florida Community College where I obtained my A.A. degree.  I graduated from Warner State College with a Degree in Elementary Education along with my ESOL Endorsement.