Phone: 651-478-5805


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters In Special Education/ Special Education: ABS Licensure Saint Thomas UNIVERSITY AUGUST 2018 Fusion Reading Instructor Universal design lesson planning Mindful inquiry training Behavioral management course racial and cultural equality courses educational assesment course Elemantry academic intervention courses Indivdualized Studies B.A. / Public POLICY: Emphasis on School-to-prison Pipeline • December 2016 • Metropolitan State Univedrsity Sociology Course: Homelessness: Critical Issues Sociology Course: Deviance and Social Control Human and Family Services: Issues and Actions in Family Policy Human and Family Services: The Family: A Social/Psychological Exploration Psychology Course: African American Psychology Political Science Course: Democracy, Politics, and Punishment Human Services Violence Prevention: Origins of Violence: Advocacy in Violence Prevention (women’s violence) Liberal Arts Degree AA• May 2013 • Minneapolis Community & Technical College Philosophy: Social Ethics Psychology: Lifespan Development and Positive Psychology Health: Grief, Loss, and Growth

Ms. S. Benson



My name is Ms. Benson 

" I love teaching at Hazel Park Preparatory because of the relationships that I have built within the community, everyday I feel like I am with my family".


Teaching Since 2018

Classes that I teach:

-Math Concepts

-Study Skills

-Co-teach English 8



Journey Into Education: 

Becoming an organizer accompanied me with many opportunities such as becoming a member on the Jay and Rose Phillip Family Foundation grant board. The expertise and networks from the collaboration of Jay and Rose Phillip Family Foundation and Minneapolis Public Schools leadership teams explicitly in the demographic area of North Minneapolis continued my efforts and practices to continue improvement with North Minneapolis Public Schools for many grant cycles.
As I was faced with critical social issues regarding unfair funding to North Side schools, I was inspired to further my schooling with a Master’s Degree in Education. Furthermore, I was recommended for a city and state legislative training organized by another grassroots organization named: Educators for Excellence. This grassroots organization is led by educators, in which I was recognized in their Leadership in Action Pipeline program.
Nonetheless, the experience and collaboration I inquired from the University of Saint Thomas encouraged me to extend my expertise. 
I feel confident that my continued efforts in community leadership will continue my catalyst of change. Due to unprecedented times, it is critical to enrich best practices and true lived perspectives to ensure equity, access, and opportunity for all children and adults in which my awards and accomplishments demonstrates my ability to aspire others in making those changes through education.

What You Can Expect your Scholar to Learn from Me:

I firmly believe in the African Proverb, " It takes a village to raise a child". At Hazel Park Prepartory Academy I want to ensure that this community on the eastside can experience and grow in a safe and healthy enviroment. In addition, I want to help develop our scholars into knowledgebale, caring, balanced, communicators, reflective, principled, thinkers, and risk takers who are ready to be catalyst of change. As the world has shifted to a full force of depenedene towards technology, we must embrace and grow as a commuiity in learning effectives ways to communicate during distance learning in (using email, office hours, and synchronous learning time) to get the support they need.


Special Field Trips:

Orpheum Theater

Vertical Endeavors 

After School Involvement 


Debate Coach 

Girls Volleyball 


Bachelors in Public Policy Emphasis on School-to-Prison-Pipeline- Metropoltian State Univeitsity 

Masters In Education- University of Saint Thomas 

Speacialized Training 

STAR Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research, Arick, Loos, Falco, Krug, 2015) 

Facilitated Summer Symposium 2020: Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting Learners with ASD and EBD in a Multi-Tiered System of Support.

Add On Licenses 

Currently Enrolled In Autism License Program 2020-2021

Continuing Education

Enrolled in a PhD Program at the Univeristy of Saint Thomas: Educational Leadership and Learning 2021-2025 

Adjunct Facuty: University of Saint Thomas  2019-Present 


Contact Information 

MYP: (EBD Teacher) ABS License 

Please Reach Me by simply emailing me at or text me at (651) 478-5805