Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed Special Education B.S. Elementary and Kindergarten Education
Ms. Julie Benn
I am so excited to work with you this year!
This is my tenth year of teaching, and my second year in Radnor Township School District. A graduate of Penn State University, I began teaching fifth grade in a small town near London, England. While teaching abroad, I developed a strong passion for learning and teaching about the U.S. government, which is why I relocated to Washington, D.C. where I taught first grade. I returned home to the Philadelphia area to be closer to family, and taught fifth grade in Springfield Township School District (Montco) for seven years. I earned my Master's degree in Special Education from Saint Joseph's University, and am currently pursuing a second Master's degree with a focus in Gifted Education. I am excited to continue enriching students in Radnor Township this year!
My favorite things to do are travel the world, learn new things, cheer on the Eagles and the Nittany Lions, and relax with family and friends. I am honored to have the opportunity to teach you this year, and look forward to an incredible school year!
Gifted Education at IES
The goal of Radnor Township School District’s academic programs for advanced learners is to provide extended curriculum, services, and opportunities to students who have demonstrated the need for learning experiences which are both above grade level and are presented at a more rapid rate and pace.
In keeping with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Chapter 16 regulations, a Gifted Individual Education Plan (GIEP) will be developed for students who are identified as mentally gifted. However, our flexible model for services enables us to meet the needs of any and all students who demonstrate the need for academic challenge beyond the regular education curriculum whether they are identified as gifted or not.