Welcome to the Kennedy Media Center! My name is Ms. Benson. This is my thirteenth year as the Media Specialist at Kennedy Elementary. I enjoy my job because I get to see every student in the school at least once a week and I get to explore two of my favorite things: children's literature and technology!!

I was a classroom teacher for ten years in first, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades with a love of children's literature before I became a Media Specialist. That love of books is an integral part of what I want to help students find. It is a personal goal to have every student at Kennedy leave at the end of the school year with at least one book they thought was "the best", and it's even more rewarding when they can't even list all of their favorite books!

I teach kindergarten through fifth graders once a week for fifty minutes. Each grade is a building block for the next, and the lessons include information literacy, literature and author talks, as well as computer skills, research skills,  and digital citizenship lessons.

It is a pleasure working with the students, staff, and Kennedy families. Please contact me if you need assistance.