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Jambo! My name is Gregory Benton and I am excited to be guiding your children during the 2020-21 school year! 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 fun, safe, and socially distant learning space for each of our pupils and eagerly await getting to know my families. In addition to skating and teaching, my main interests are my two beautiful children, Violet and Jacob. Violet is my 9-year old chip-off-the-old-block ice skater and Jacob is my energetic, frenetic 12-year old skateboarder/musician. I am looking forward to a year that though challenging, will be filled with personal growth for my students, my parents, and myself.