Degrees and Certifications:
This is Mrs. Bennett-Morris's first year at Varennes Elementary and her twenty-third year teaching in South Carolina. She graduated from Lander University in Greenwood, SC with a degree in Elementary Education. She has a Masters of Education degree in Gifted Education and an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Converse College. Previously, she has taught grades K5 - 6th, in addition to Gifted Education and Computer Technology. Before coming to Anderson Five this year, she spent 16 years in Greenville County Schools, three years in Richmond County Schools, and three years in the Aiken County Schools.
Mrs. Bennett-Morris is an "I Want to Be" grant winner, has been recognized as one of the "Who's Who Among American Teachers," and is a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has two sons who are active in sports. Chauncey is 14 and a student at Riverside High School, and Owen is an 8 year old at Taylors Elementary School. In her spare time, Mrs. Bennett-Morris likes to cook, crochet, and read (though not necessarily in that order). She is currently reading A Promised Land by President Barack Obama.