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Jenny Benavides
Middle School Newcomer

Jenny Benavides is a DCIS-Montbello ELS - Newcomer teacher. She was born in Pasto, Colombia. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Foreign Language Instruction in English and Spanish; from the University of Nariño, located in Pasto (Nariño), Colombia. Jenny is a licensed Colorado Teacher . In July of 2012, Jenny came to the United States with Cultural care Au Pair, a childcare and cultural exchange program; which offers families affordable childcare customized to their needs with a unique international perspective. During this time, she worked to improve her English speaking skills, and she fell in love with not only the language, but also the cultural diversity of the United States. Jenny loves cats, cooking, the outdoors, the amazing mountains, hiking, and spending time with friends. She also enjoys dancing to Latin music, especially salsa. This is her fourth year at DCIS, she loves working with the newcomers and helping them to learn English.