Ms. Gabrielle Benoit » Welcome!


Hi! I'm Ms. Benoit. This is my first year at Amundsen but my 11th school year as a teacher. I've taught in New Jersey, New York, the South Side, and now at Amundsen. I teach in the History and Diverse Learner Department. This year, I will be teaching Civics, as well as co-teaching with Mr. Westerkamp.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Seton Hall University (New Jersey) with a double major in Secondary Education and History. I came to Chicago to earn my Master of Education in Urban Education through the Chicago Teacher Residency at National Louis University. I am endorsed to teach History, Special Education, and English as a Second Language.
Outside of Amundsen, I am on the Board of Directors for NYAP (National Youth Advocate Program), a foster care non-profit, and serve as the chair of the Audit Committee. Additionally, I have a Shiba Inu named Apollo and foster Shibas through the Shiba Inu Rescue Association (SIRA). I read a lot; last year I read 103 books- I'm always happy to share recommendations!
This past summer, I completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Globalized Education which culminated in a trip to Germany to explore the education system in Bonn and Berlin. Prior to that, I've been a Stanford University Hollyhock Fellow and Chicago Foundation for Education Action Research Leadership Fellow. By completing all of these programs, I find high value in incorporating mindfulness, globalized education, and student voice/activism into my classroom (students should expect to find all of these wrapped into our civics curriculum).
Links to our Google Classrooms:
Scope & Sequence for Civics can be found here (pg 81-84).
Office Hours are after school by request. Please email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.