Terria Benders – West Lee Middle School

This week’s Lee County Teacher of the Week is Terria Benders, a Business Education and Computer Skills & Applications teacher at West Lee Middle School. Ms. Benders is beginning her sixth year teaching at West Lee and was honored as the school’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year this past May.

Ms. Benders notes that “I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education. I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect. An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.”

When she is out of school, Ms. Benders enjoys spending time with her family, working out, crafting, DIY-ing, and dabbling with Pinterest. Ms. Benders holds Bachelors of Science and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, both from UNC-Pembroke.