Mr. Kelby Benedict

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About Me
Biographical Sketch: 

I recently completed my sixth year as an assistant principal at Poudre High School. While at Poudre High, my work has focused on collaborating with staff to connect students to their passions –– and ultimately their time beyond the classroom –– through authentic learning experiences. I started with PSD in 2002 at Putnam Elementary. Since then, have worked as a para-professional, math teacher, coach, curriculum facilitator, interim principal, and assistant principal. 

Educational Background: 

I graduated from Fort Collins High School and hold a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Colorado State University.  I also earned my master’s degree in education and human resource studies, and principal licensure from Colorado State University, Go RAMS!

Why I enjoy teaching: 

I am focused on building strength and trust within communities, and also believe that all individuals are capable of learning and further extending that learning by sharing their problem-solving process with others. By removing the “sage on the stage” and treating students as professionals, they begin to take ownership for their own learning and extend that learning beyond the subject at hand. 

What I love about my school: 

The thought of leading such a student-centered, and family-focused community into the next big chapter of their history, as a school and community, is extremely humbling and definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I do not take lightly. I’m grateful for the honor of continuing the great traditions of Wellington Middle School, and the opportunity to dream and live out new traditions in the coming years.