1st Grade Teacher
When most first graders were celebrating summer break, Kaleigh Bennett wished the year could last longer. That’s how she knew she was called to be a teacher—when she loved school so much she wanted it to never end.
Kaleigh Bennett, pictured with her husband of nearly 6 years, Aron
In following that dream, she studied Elementary Education at Johnson University in Knoxville and has taught at Heritage for the past 2 years. She now teaches the age that she realized her love of learning: First Grade! She also leads the kindergarten and first grade Math Pentathlon club and participates as an elementary mentor teacher for the tutoring program.
After working at a daycare and in public schools, Bennett says she loves that “I not only get to share my excitement for learning with my students, but I also can encourage students in their walk with Christ on a daily basis.”