"Education is powerful weapon you can use to change the world."
My name is Dr. Vickie Benson. I am a candidate for the Cobb County School Board Post 1. Cobb County School District is in dire need for consistent leadership. I am a voice for students, an advocate, and supporter for faculty and staff. I am a poised and polished professional educator, entrepreneur, and an author with diverse experience in teaching and school leadership roles for over 24-years. I have taught science in various school settings and currently teaching STEM to 7th and 8th graders.
I am a mom, grandmother, and a wife and have lived in Georgia for 8 years. Even before moving to Georgia, I traveled here to visit my family and attended church in Smyrna quite often. I have inherited a great foundation from a legacy of family members who are educators. I have a grandson and two nephews who are enrolled in the Cobb County School District as well as two other nephews who have graduated from Cobb County School District. I am a native of Tuskegee, Alabama and now reside in Acworth, GA.
My love for education comes from a family of educators who supports the well-being and excellence of children. My passion for education is being a transformational leader by demonstration and implementation. I am a trendsetter for helping students reach academic performance achievement, college, and career goals, coaching and mentoring teachers through professional training.
With gained and intuitive experiences, I feel that Cobb School District should be able to provide a supportive wellness program for teachers and staff that is designed to enrich their physical, mental, emotional, and occupational well-being. At same time, we must provide the same support system for our students.
I graduated from Alabama State University where I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees; Bachelor of Science in Biology, Master of Education in Biology Education, Master of Education in Educational Administration P-12 and an Education Specialist in Educational Administration P-12. I received my doctorate from Argosy University Atlanta in Educational Leadership K-12. I am also a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where I received academic training and a certificate in Medical Assistants (Clinical and Office Administration).