Eric Benson - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Eric Benson

Eric Benson
REGION:
Syracuse, NY
SCHOOL:
Syracuse City School District
SUBJECT:
English
HOMETOWN:
Syracuse, NY
DEGREES:
William Paterson University, New Jersey - BA, English and Philosophy
HOBBIES AND TALENTS:
Cooking (French), reading, motorcycles, and surfing

About Me

For undergraduate, I attended William Paterson University receiving a Bachelors in English and Philosophy with a minor in political science. I am a retired US Marine. Upon retirement I worked for Harley Davidson and the Department of Justice.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I am most looking forward to engaging with the students and staff where I will doing my residency. This is the beginning of a new chapter in my life which hopefully will produce a future of meaning and purpose that will be shown in the growth of the students I will be educating.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

Ms. Placek, my sixth grade science teacher, had the highest expectations of her students. We had to memorize the entire periodic table.