“Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden.” -Unknown
My name is Cathie Benner. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from UMass and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Univ of MD. I have taught Kindergarten in West Hartford for many years and am eager to teach Pre-Kindergarten at COIA! I believe in inquiry-based learning where children engage in exploration and creative play while developing a strong love for active learning.
My husband and I, proud parents of three grown daughters, have lived in West Hartford since 1976. I love spending time with my family, including four energetic grandchildren. I have fun biking and walking in the Reservoir and playing with my Maine Coon cat. I am excited to meet the children in Room 155 and their families!
My name is Cindy Barron. I began teaching in West Hartford in 1995. I have taught kindergarten and first grade, and am now very excited to be teaching Pre-Kindergarten! I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College and a Master’s Degree from CCSU with certifications in Elementary & Early Childhood Education as well as Reading & Language Arts.
I live in Newington with my husband and three wonderful children- Matthew, Daniel, & Elizabeth. I enjoy reading, baking, playing with my 2 dogs, and spending time with my family. I absolutely LOVE teaching young children. I believe in creating a classroom environment in which children can explore, play, and discover. I look forward to building strong home/school connections with families as we work together to make this a wonderful year for all the children in Room 155!