Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Theresa Benson was born and raised in Broward County, Florida until she moved to North Carolina to be closer to family. Mrs. Benson earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Certification from Florida Atlantic University (FAU in Boca Raton, Florida). 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.
Mrs. Benson has been married to her husband, John, for over 30 years and together they have raised 3 children. She also has three Labrador retrievers, Chance, Slinger and Miss Daisy who love romping all over their country homestead. Mrs. Benson loves singing in her church choir, performing for our Veterans in annual USO shows, reading great novels, going to the beach, bird watching, going to concerts, to the theatre, and spending time with friends and family. Mrs. Benson is very excited for the school year to begin. She is proud to have the opportunity to work together along with the students, parents, faculty and the staff of this great school community.