about

Teacher

Roosevelt High School (Sioux Falls, SD) 2000-present

Leadership

        • ACT Committee Team Leader 2015-present
        • AP Program Director 2013-2017
        • School Improvement Team Leader 2010-present
        • Accreditation Team Leader 2010-present

Classes

        • Sheltered English II (English Learners) 2018-present
        • Teacher Pathway (exploring a career in education) 2018-present (Radio Story from SDPB & YouTube Video from SFSD)
        • AP English Language and Composition 2003-present
        • Advanced ELL (English Learners) English 2017-2018
        • Intermediate ELL (English Learners) English 2016-2018
        • Advanced Composition (College Prep English) 2015-2018
        • Foundations of American Literature (remedial) 2003-2013
        • Foundations of Composition (remedial) 2003-2013
        • Composition 2000-2003
        • Modern Literature 2000-2003
        • American Literature 2000-2001
        • English I 2000-2001

Learner

South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD) 2003-2009

M.A. in English

      • Thesis: The Silenced Women in Jean Stafford’s Western Fiction
      • ELL (English Language Learners) Endorsement

University of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD) 1996-2000

Speaker

      • SD DOE Mentor Conference (Sioux Falls) 2018
      • Roosevelt High School 2018
      • Lennox High School 2018

Including ELL Students in AP Classes 2017

      • Sioux Falls High School Teachers

Singleton Collaboration: Writing & Reading 2010-2011

      • Roosevelt Teachers

Classroom Instruction That Works (Marzano) 2002-2010

      • Sioux Falls Public MS & HS teachers
      • Roosevelt’s Entire Staff
      • Roosevelt’s New Staff
      • Bridgewater, SD
      • Northwest SD Teachers Conference

Vibrant Vocabulary (based on Marzano) 2006-2008

      • Sioux Falls English Teachers
      • Sioux Falls Social Studies Teachers
      • Joe Foss Staff (Sioux Falls’s Alternative School)

Awards, etc.

Featured in University of Sioux Falls Magazine 2016

Featured in Sioux Falls Woman Magazine 2013

RHS Excellence in Instruction 2012

Education Foundation Grant Recipient 2010-2014

Coca-Cola Educator of Distinction Award 2007










Contact me via Twitter: Lit Teacher @GinaBenz605.