Full Name: Tirza Bennett
You can call me...: Ms. Bennett
My name is Tirza Bennett, however, students may address me as Ms. Bennett. My favorite food is tomatoes and my favorite color is green. As a child, I always loved reading because it taught me about language and the world while taking me to so many wonderful and different places. A book that I continue to love is “The little Engine That Could”; it taught me to persevere. From a young age, I was drawn to movies with excellent music that had me singing and dancing (specifically “The king and I” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”). Whenever I have a break from teaching, I’ll either be building something or flying somewhere. I have taught every grade from TK to 3rd and this year will mark my 15th year of teaching.
Transitional Kindergarten is the first year in a two-year Kindergarten program. The curriculum focuses largely on language and social-emotional development. TK prepares a child to be successful in their upcoming kindergarten year. Although the TK students will be exposed to the K curriculum and standards, they will have two years to master them.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. The quickest way to reach me is by email.
I have had many jobs previous to, and while working toward, my Bachelor's Degree and Teaching Credential from SDSU. Most notably were my years in the travel industry. I was a Travel Agent, worked at two car rental agencies, and spent many fun years working at two different airlines. I am quite fond of my airline time where I did almost every job dealing with the airplane ground operations.
And, I even guided airplanes in and out of the gates. I think my time spent calculating aircraft weight and balance was what got me excited about Math. In college, I earned my Liberal Arts Degree with a Specialization in Mathematics. I have a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a CLAD emphasis and Supplemental Authorizations in English, Social Science, and Math.