Hi, I am Lucy Benson and Iím excited to be at Manzanita Public Charter School for
another fun filled year!
I was born in Mexico and immigrated to Illinois at the age of five. I grew up with
two brothers, a sister and hard working parents who came to this country to give
their children many opportunities. Growing up, I was always told education was the
key to success. So, with the support of my parents, I attend and graduated from
Illinois State University with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education.
Due to many job moves for my husband, I have had the unique opportunity to teach
multiple grade levels and bilingual classes in various states. After having taught for
six years, I decided to take time off to start a family.
I now have three fun and energetic girls, a wonderfully supportive husband,
reluctantly accepted a 15 pound fur ball named Marley into my home and a job I
love going to every day. How blessed am I?
My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family outdoors. We all love bike
riding, swimming, traveling and playing all kinds of sports. I also enjoy listening to
music and reading books.
Thank you all for sharing your precious children with me. I look forward to working