Jasmine Benton

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Hello Spartans! I am so honored to be the dance teacher here at Sossaman Middle School. I am an Arizona native, & I attended Arizona State University, where I earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance, with a concentration in Dance Education. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2016 & received the Outstanding Teacher Candidate Achievement Award in the area of Fine Arts. I have also received the Dance Program Of Excellence Award & the Dance Educator Of The Year Award. I am entering my 9th year.

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By actively participating in the physical activity & the creative arts present in dance, I believe that students can be impacted in & beyond the classroom. They can learn the importance of hard work, determination, perseverance, responsibility, respect, & so much more. They can develop their self-expression, creativity, confidence, & personal identities. They can understand what it means to empathize, communicate, & collaborate. They can love learning.

I strive to cultivate a classroom environment that is safe, encouraging, & supportive so that students can try new things fearlessly, learn to believe in themselves, & lead one another. I know from my own experiences that dance can make a powerful & meaningful difference in the lives of students, & I can't wait to share that with you all. When I'm not dancing or teaching, I enjoy relaxing with my boyfriend, reading on my Kindle, listening to true crime podcasts, & going to rock concerts!