Geneva City Schools
Geneva High School Geneva, AL
Subjects Taught
Algebra II, Algebraic Connections, Calculus, Pre Calculus

Education
 

National Board Professional Teacher   2008 

2 graduate math courses                    South Carolina University                 Fall 2001

Troy State University                          Master’s Degree                               1995-96

Troy State University                          Bachelor’s Degree                            1981

Enterprise State Junior College                                                                  1978-1979



Experience
 

Troy State Univeristy Adjunct E-Campus Instructor                  2010-present

Alabama State ACCESS (Math Instructor) 

Geneva High School           334-684-9379                              1983-present

Enterprise State Junior College (adjunct)                             2002-present 

Dale County High School                                                       1982-1983

Central High School (Newnan, GA)                                      1981-1982



Bio

About Me:

   Hello. My name is Cathy Bennett. This is my 29th year in education.  I am the 2011 Alternate State Teacher of the year and became National Board Certified in 2008.  I have three children, Bridgett, Brooks, and Brent, and  four wonderful grandchildren Brady, Baylee, Cooper, and Hallie. I am a former graduate of Geneva High School and take great pride in carrying on the education tradition afforded me during my high school years. In addition to teaching at Geneva High School, I am also an adjunct professor for Troy State University E-Campus. 

My Philosophy of Education

 

            I believe that education is essential to success in America, and I believe that all citizens, regardless of age or ethnic background, are entitled to an education.  I believe that school systems should provide educational opportunities that are suited to the needs, desires, careers and motivation of students.  I believe that school, particularly high school, should provide equal focus on preparing students to become self-sufficient adults as well as preparing students for continued success in college or technical school.

            I believe that students deserve the opportunity to shape their own educational careers within a school curriculum that offers multiple opportunities for learning and advancement and should not be processed through school on an assembly-line curriculum.  I believe that high school students, with guidance and counseling, can choose their own paths for future education or employment; however, I believe that they should be made aware of the opportunities that education can provide them at any time in their lives.

How I Apply that Philosophy to My Teaching

           

          The growth and development of each student is the responsibility of each teacher.  I believe that each student needs to know that he is loved and that his best interest is my main concern.  I try to encourage each student to strive to be the very best.  I stress that “everybody is good at something but everybody is not good at everything.”  I try to help my students find where their abilities and interest are the strongest.  I believe that learning begins in the home for children to be successful.  I try to keep an open communication line with the families of my students.