Hello, I am Marjorie Bennett. I’ve been happily married to Jason Bennett for the last 24 years. Jason works for AT&T as an outside plant engineer. Together we have a teenage son named McKinley. McKinley is currently a senior at Wylie East and he will be attending Texas Tech in the fall. If you watch college football look for him in the Going Band. I am a total band Mom. Every Friday during football season I feed the band and on Saturdays I chaperone band contest. McKinley marched for DCI last summer. I chased him all over the United States volunteering on the food truck. Working on the food truck is hard work! I also have 1 dog named Sprinter and three cats Curley, Cheese Ball, and Ashley. I’m not a crazy cat lady, I promise. These cats had nowhere to go, so they ended up at my house.
I have worked for Wylie ISD for the 11 years. During that time I have substitute taught, taught life skills, PPCD (pre-k program for children with disabilities), pre-k, kindergarten, and art. The last 6 years I have been teaching elementary art. Two of those years I was at R.F. Hartman Elementary. I was there during the years that made it a national Blue Ribbon School. I taught students pre-k through 4th grade. The last 4 years I have been at P.M. Akin Elementary teaching kindergarten through fourth grade art. I love teaching art. I love that moment when children start problem solving and make connections through art.
I can remember when I discovered that I loved art. I was 4 years old and I attended Marywood School. My teacher passed out these really neat rectangular crayons that had little chips of red, yellow, blue, orange,green, and violet compressed together. When you would draw multiple colors would make the lines. I thought these crayons were AMAZING! I knew then I loved art.