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Good day! My name is Gregory Benton and I am excited to be joining Eagleside for the 2018-19 school year and beyond! I moved to the Colorado Springs area in 1999 to pursue my goals of becoming a champion figure skater. I previously skated at the Colorado Springs World Arena and maintain many contacts and friendships from my past life. After finishing my skating career I worked in health, fitness, and personal wellness and I intend to bring many of those experiences into our class as well. I aim to develop the whole child, meaning that social skills, scientific inquiry skills, and historical literacy will be explored alongside necessary math and ELA standards. I look forward to creating a dynamic learning space with each of my children and their parents and eagerly await getting to know each of you. In addition to skating and teaching, my main interests are my two beautiful children, Violet and Jacob. Violet is my 6-year old chip-off-the-old-block ice skater and Jacob is my energetic, frenetic 8-year old gymnast. My family is eager to become part of the gorgeous fabric of Eagleside Elementary as we make new friends and powerful connections. I am looking forward to a challenging year filled with personal growth for my students, my parents, and myself. Please feel free to reach out anytime!