Teacher Of The Month​


​​Ms. Elsa Benitez

(Older Toddlers Teacher)


Ms. Elsa's favorite teacher was Mrs. Bonnet, her English teacher in 9th grade, because her class was mostly English conversation, and Ms. Elsa learned a lot with her.

Becoming a teacher was very unexpected for Ms. Elsa.  She never thought that she was going to be a teacher.  She studied Education thinking on combining that with Psychology, and just happened that life sent her on the Education path.

Her favorite part of being a teacher is listening to what the children say, and seeing their development from the beginning of the year till the end.

One "ah-ha!" moment she had this year was when Kenzi started using the potty, and how excited and proud of herself she is every time she uses it.

Ms. Elsa hopes her students learn to respect each other, good manners, and to follow instructions.

She is being working at St. Joseph's Child Care Center for 8 years now, because she considers it to be one of the best child care centers in town, with good benefits and flexibility.