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Benton Staff

School Administrators

Robin Ridgeway Principal

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Lilia Alcala Assistant Principal

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Lynnette Burns 


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Cyndi Burton-Robinson 


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Brian Chartier 


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Annie Chen 

Math, District Teacher of the Year 2021

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Hyun Choe 

Korean & Art

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Jasmine Choi 

Social Science & Language Arts

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Heather Clark 


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Nicole Cramer 

Science & Medical Detectives

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Taina Divine 

RSP, District Teacher of the Year 2022

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Bob Easton 

Social Science

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Lisa Edwards 


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Daren Estes 


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Andrea Estrada 

P.E. & Dance

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Bill Gallo 

Social Science

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Jennifer Hodge 

Art & Cartooning, District Teacher of the Year 2018

California Teacher of the Year Finalist 2018

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J Kim 

Science, PLTW (Automation and Robotics, Magic of Electrons)

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Esther Lin 

Chorus & Guitar

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Larry Martinez 

Social Science

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Allison McMath 

Media Arts, District Teacher of the Year 2015

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Daniel Meyers 

Language Arts & Video Productions

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Jessica Murray 

Language Arts & Leadership

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Jennifer Nitschke 

Drama & Stagecraft

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Victoria Pflanzer 


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Fidela Robertson 

Science & Environmental Science

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Sharon Shultz 

Dance & Cheer Coach


Minu Singh 

Language Arts & Creative Writing

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Martin Strauss 

Math & ELD

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Geoffrey Summers 

Instrumental Music Director

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Ina Thurman 


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Sandra Vrsalovich 


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Special Education Staff

Samantha Baskette 

School Psychologist 

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Sherika McKenzie 

ERMHS Psychologist

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Fran Gangloff 

Speech & Language Pathologist

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Counseling Staff

Dr. Tanya Sweney-Black 

School Counselor

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Debra Piazza, MS, PPS, LMFT 

School Counselor

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Amy Tanner-Neely 

Wellness Specialist

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Benton Staff


Terié Wohlford 

School Secretary

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Tiffany Churchill 

Attendance Clerk

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John Medina

Senior Custodian

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Robert Amador 

Technology Support Technician

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Erin Degener 

Media Clerk/Library

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