MEET THE TEACHER: Julie Benotti

Where do you teach?

Plymouth South Middle School

What do you teach?

I am the 7th grade math specialist.  I teach Pre-algebra and 7/8 Mathematics.

Is this your first full-time teaching job?

No.

Where have you taught before?

Andrews Middle School, Medford,

Las Vegas Academy, Las Vegas, Nevada

Nesaquake Middle School, Smithtown, New York

Smithtown Middle School, Smithtown, New York

Why did you become a teacher?

I became a math teacher for two reasons.  The first being that I really enjoy math and thinking logically.  I also find it very fulfilling to help students learn.  One of the most rewarding things for me is to impress upon my students the importance of math in everyday life, particularly those that come to my class with a predisposed phobia for the subject.

What are your hobbies?

In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling with my family, and jewelry making.

So far,  what have YOU learned this year?

I’ve learned that all of my colleagues and administrators have been warm and welcoming.  I’m excited to be a part of Plymouth South Middle School.

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