Get to Know the Ridley College Faculty: Ms. Bennett

We have amazing teachers here at Ridley College. They’re passionate about learning, have a great sense of humor and truly love what they do! We decided to ask teachers a few questions in order for you to get to know them better.

In this interview we spoke to Ms. Bennett.  She is a Grade 1 teacher here at Ridley College.  If you have ever seen a Christmas play in the Lower School you will know that Ms. Bennett has a passion for the Arts and a lot of patience! She is highly involved with putting on this production each year and each year I am blown away by the performance.


1) What did you take in University?
I took Recreation & Leisure Studies and then went on to Teacher’s College 3 years later

2) Did you have any interesting jobs before working at Ridley College?
I worked as a Recreation Therapist in nursing homes (Henley House) and at the NOTL hospital. I taught classes at the Butterfly Conservatory in N.O.T.L and I also taught in schools in Brampton and Mississauga.


3) What do you teach/coach/involved in at Ridley College? 
I teach Grade 1 and I have loved it for ten years (seven of the ten years I have been working at Ridley). I also write and direct the K- Gr. 6 Christmas Play, I really enjoy choreographing because I took ballet for 14 years and danced at the National School of Ballet in Toronto for a summer.

4) What is your passion? What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending my spare time with my son (who is going into Grade 2)….it is so much fun to teach Grade 1 students during the day and then to go home to one at the end of the work day!

5) What do you love most about Ridley?
The staff and students are fantastic!

6) What is your favourite place to go in the Niagara Region? (Restaurant, tourist spot, any place!)
I enjoy traveling the back roads of Niagara on my husband’s motorcycle.