Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Theresa Benson - Principal
Mrs. Theresa Benson was born North Miami and raised in Broward County, Florida until she moved to North Carolina 12 years ago. Mrs. Benson earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Certification from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She taught 14 years in South Florida, teaching five years at the Pre-School level, four years in 2nd grade, three years in 3rd grade, and two years in 5th grade. In 2005, she acquired her Master's Degree from FAU in Educational Leadership. Then, in 2006, Union County Public Schools welcomed Mrs. Benson to Sun Valley High School as an Assistant Principal for 2 years. In 2008, she became the Assistant Principal at Hemby Bridge Elementary for one year. In 2009, Mrs. Benson was named the Principal at Walter Bickett Elementary and enjoyed 5 years there before being given the awesome opportunity to lead Sardis Elementary in 2014.
Mrs. Benson has been married to her husband, John, for 32 years and together they have raised 3 children. She also has a lovable Labrador retriever named Daisy. Mrs. Benson enjoys singing in her church choir, performing for our Veterans in annual USO shows, reading great novels, going to the beach, concerts, the theater, and spending time with friends and family. Mrs. Benson is beginning her 4th year at Sardis Elementary and her 26th year in Education. She is honored to work with the faculty, students, parents and all stakeholders of this great school community