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Mrs. Betsy Benton

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Mrs. Betsy Benton

I was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC.  I attended Elon University where I met my husband Jeff. We have been married for 39 years and have two sons-Mike and Drew.My husband is retired Army,  currently working for the Veterans  Administration.We have moved many times in Jeff's 20 year Army career, living all over the United States and Europe.  We are thrilled to be in Jeff's hometown of Swansboro. 

I quit school when Jeff and I got married.  I started back to college in 1995.  After multiple moves and 5 colleges in different states, I finally graduated in 2001. I have worked at a tutor, preschool teacher, teacher assistant,  parent volunteer, PTO officer, and even recess monitor as I raised my children and worked on my degree. We spent t 10 years in the Fayetteville area where I finished my degree and taught at South Harnett Elementary School.  I have been teaching at Queens Creek Elementary for 5 years. 

 Michael our oldest, serves in the USCG. He, his wife Amber, and our precious grandsons Liam and Devlin, and granddaughter Aya are stationed in Glouster, VA.. We just welcomed the arrival of our 5th grandchild, Devlin, last week.   Our youngest son Andrew is in the Army. He and his wife Jessica and their children, Jo Lee  and Raylan are stationed in California.  Drew is in Language School. 

 We enjoy boating, outdoor activities, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family.  We love being back on the Crystal Coast and I am excited to be a part of the Queen's Creek Elementary School family.

Experience

  • 5th Grade Language Arts teacher at South Harnett Elementary School

    in Harnett County, NC.  2001-2010

    5th Grade Language Arts teacher at Queens Creek Elementary School in

    Onslow County, NC 2010-present

Education

  • Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC May 2001

    BS Elementary Education (K-6)

    Major/Concentration: History