Kyra Benson, Maple Mountain High School

May 17, 2021, 10:41 PM | Updated: Feb 7, 2024, 3:47 pm

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Updated Nomination: January 2023

“Kyra Benson is one of the caring teachers I know. Mrs. Benson classroom is so fun and is a clamming place and she makes fun with games and music. When she is teaching her lessons, she makes it fun not like your normal high school class. She cares about each and one of in that class. Over the years I have been in there I have learn so much, she helps me set Goles and how to keep a schedule to where I’m supposed to be a to make sure that I’m on the right track. She also come to all of my choir concerts she has never miss one. Kyra Benson is the one person I can go and talk to the most when I’m at school or not at school. She is my best friend she is also like a second mom to me. She helps me when I’m in so much pain at school and tries to make me feel better the way that she can. We have an amazing peer Todor prgram and they come every B4 and A4 for classes. She also put together peer Tudor prom not a lot of the kids get to go to prom, so she put together this dance in April. It will be hard from me to say goodbye when I graduate that is how well she is at teaching. If anyone deserve this award or put on the news, then it is Kyra Benson
I love you lots Kyra thank you are my inspiration and my guidepost.”

-Juliette Frasche

Original Nomination: January 2021

“Mrs. Benson teaches special needs students. She creates a positive, happy, supportive environment where each student feels valued. She sees each students’ abilities and helps them become as independent as possible and reach “their” full potential. She helps them set goals and then does everything she can to help each student reach those goals. Along the way, Mrs. Benson cheers them on and celebrates their successes, big or small. She has established an amazing peer tutor program in which she encourages the peer tutors to build friendships with the special needs students both inside and outside of the special needs classroom. As a result of Mrs. Benson’s peer tutor program, my daughter has had peer tutors invite her to eat lunch with them, say hi to her in the halls, text her, invite her to parties, take her to Prom and other school activities, and just come over to our house and hang out with her. Some of the peer tutors have become my daughter’s best friends, all because of Mrs. Benson. I will forever be grateful to Mrs. Benson for all that she has done for my daughter. She has truly been a second “mom” to her and made it possible for my daughter to have an amazing high school experience.”

Submitted by: Heidi Jackman

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Kyra Benson, Maple Mountain High School