Born and raised in Kingston Ontario, Ms. Benson earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University, followed by her Bachelor of Education from York University. Upon graduating, Ms. Benson taught with the Greater Essex District School Board in Windsor for two years, followed by five years in Toronto with the Toronto District School Board. In 2016, Ms. Benson moved back to Kingston and started working at Leahurst College, where she taught math, created the Grade 7 Problem Solving course, and wrote a number of the Leahurst math textbooks. Ms. Benson is thrilled to be back at Leahurst after her maternity leave.
Ms. Benson is a lifelong learner, who enjoys taking on challenges, learning new skills, and working with people. Her approach to teaching centres around her love of math and problem solving. Ms. Benson loves to pass on her passion for math to her students as they approach new problems and challenges.
When she's not in the classroom, you can find Ms. Benson spending time with her three children, swimming, boating, hiking, and loving the outdoors. She also enjoys a good book with a cup of tea in her hammock.