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Jocquelyn Benson

4172 Russell Blvd., Unit 3E St. Louis, MO 63110


Personal Website: jocqbens.weebly.com
Phone: 314.723.0000, Email: jocqbens@gmail.com
SUMMARY
Results and detail-oriented business, marketing, science and information technology special educator. A
master collaborator assisting teachers in promoting interdisciplinary STEAM activities into the core curriculum.
Over eleven years of corporate business experience, marketing, and information technology experience.
Google Certification levels 1 and 2 a proven track record of successful leadership. Code.org certified with over
8 years of experience championing social media tools and technologies within implementation into common
core curriculum standards. Up-to- date with constantly evolving STEAM online learning professional learning
networks, tools and grant writing. Six years of special education cross categorical experience as both lead
classroom teacher and school Resource Teacher handling a caseload of 31 students, managing, assessing,
teaching all IEP goals, push in services and championing for all therapies for all students. Google Level
Certified Level 1, Google Level Certified Level 2, Code.org certified, Chrome Tools certified, master social
networker, blogosphere, AdobeCS, JavaScript, programming and coding certified, web design, Web 2.0 search
engine optimization and more. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics combined with the
business acumen of a multi-billion-dollar corporate financial manager teaching real life business, marketing
and information technology opens the walls of the classroom and the mind. Proven ability to analyze, organize,
and handle often competing projects independently and on time. A firm believer in the return on investment in
children and their future, doing my part to prepare the next generations for the jobs they will be competing for
that have yet to be invented.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 Experienced in overseeing all aspects of a Business Education program per the Department of Elementary
and Secondary and Post-Secondary Partnership Education in the numerous areas.
 Unanimous endorsement elected June 17, 2014, to Board President of Operation Food Search
Associate Board. (Note: In one month, Operation Food Search feeds over 180,000 people with the
partnerships of St. Louis agencies. The impact in our community is distributing over 34 million pounds of
food a year. Operation Food Search, MO).
 Self-developed and managed education market accounts resulting in $700,000 in sales for June 2011.
Tripled annual quota, achieving 96% percent of plan and $2.1 million dollars in net new sales for 2011.-
Tech Electronics, St. Louis, MO
 Designed, built and installed the first wireless internet network serving all students district wide expanding
broadband connectivity options ensuring network preparation to handle the demands new technology and
increased user loads. Alton Illinois Community Unit School District #11.
 Due to my successful advisory council/cross-functional team approached the 1-to-1 project gained
presidential attention with an invitation to The National Connected Superintendents Summit highlighting
schools across the nation President Barrack Obama’s Future Ready Initiative. Alton Illinois Community Unit
School District #11.
 Created and drove online market research campaigns, which introduce innovative interactive technology in
the St. Louis region. In March 2011, sold and installed one of the first “Polyvision Eno One”, Interactive
Whiteboard Solutions in local private school. -Tech Electronics, St. Louis, MO
 Surpassed previous Wells Fargo Financial company history by becoming the fastest promotion from Intern
to Branch Manager in as little as eight months from start date. - Wells Fargo, Normal, IL
 Provided strategic leadership and growth of Wells Fargo Financial which resulted in a $5 million-dollar
annual sales increase. Managed and responsible for $35million dollars month and $420 million dollars
annual total net worth of Earned the distinguished Top Performing Branch in the Region Award in 2005.
Wells Fargo, Normal, IL
 Provided strategic business development methods that increased personal sales to over $1million dollars
in the First Quarter of 2006, landing the prestigious Captain’s Club Award. Wells Fargo, Normal, IL
 As an intern simultaneously maintained twenty-one hours of Illinois State University College of Business
class credit as a full-time student and working full-time as a consumer account representative that profited
over $400,000 dollars of net new sales booked in one month. This achievement was a Wells Fargo
Financial district first. Recognized nationally as the “Future Leader of the Month” in June 2005 by Wells
Fargo Financial. Wells Fargo, Normal, IL
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Edgar Elementary Assistant Site Manager, Adventure Club
Webster Groves School District, Webster Groves, Missouri- 2017-current
Work directly with school administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of STEM
initiatives and curriculum. Organizes, develops, and coordinates special STEM events/activities. Serves as
liaison to prospective or selected STEM vendors, to determine the best resources, options and innovations that
will optimize the learning experience for students and staff.
Teaching Associate, Middle School Special Education -2014-2017
Miriam School and Learning Center- Rock Hill MO, Economics Teacher
Worked with all 50 middle school students in customized academic programs designed for children who have
learning, speech/language, sensory-motor, attention and social skill delays. Delivered STEM-oriented,
economics, gardening, student led instruction through project-based learning methods.
Special Education Resource and Cross Categorical Teacher- 2013-2015
St. Louis Public Schools. Louis, MO
Worked with special-needs students, such as students who possess learning, physical, emotional, or mental
disabilities and/or challenges. Attending professional development, IEP and training related to special
education, STEM programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research. Create targeted lesson
plans and certain life skills for individual special-needs students. Assess individual students and determine
which teaching strategies will work best for each student. Utilize teaching strategy plans including
individualized education programs (IEPs).
President, Operation Food Search Associate Board
Operation Food Search, St. Louis, MO - 2011-2014
Fully understand the organization's articles of 501c3, bylaws, policies, procedures, financial fundraising goals
and strategic plan. As the board ambassador, I act as the spokesperson to the St. Louis community. Enhance
organization profile with Web 2.0 capabilities such as; LinkedIn status updates, blog posts, LinkedIn
presentations, LinkedIn events, LinkedIn recommendations, LinkedIn reading lists and LinkedIn organization
upcoming charity events.

Education Account Manager,


Tech Electronics, St. Louis, MO 2010-2012
Identify and communicate with all buying centers within vertical market. Research, learn and predict buying
behaviors, budget allotments, technology needs, and intrinsic motivators within assigned vertical market’s
buying center. Maximize account revenue by engaging buying centers in on site customer education, and
relationship building activities. Simultaneously manage several multi-million-dollar construction projects,
ensuring quality, timing, productivity, customer expectations and deliverables.
Branch Manager Wells Fargo Financial,
Bloomington, IL 2005- 2007
Hired, trained and supervised all staff positions within each of the sales and marketing disciplines. Increase
quarterly auto loan sales revenue by $1.2M negotiating exclusive contract with Central Illinois’ leading
automotive dealership. Create, develop and maintain mass marketing tools, designed webpage, company
emails, and public relation mediums. Develop marketing plans, e-marketing campaigns, and news releases
and delivered sales presentations
EDUCATION
Lindenwood University School of Education, St. Charles MO, Suma Cum Laude
Master of Arts in Teaching, BMIT- Business, Marketing and Educational Instruction Information Technology,
Grades 5th-Master’s Level. Master of Arts in Teaching, Cross Categorical Special Education, Grades 5-12th
Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Business, Grades 5th-Master’s Level.
Illinois State University College of Business, Bloomington-Normal, IL
Bachelor of Science, Business Marketing Illinois State University College of Business,
Associates of Science, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, Illinois
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Content Substitute License, St. Louis, Missouri
Operation Food Search, President of the Associate Board, St. Louis, Missouri Operation Food Search,
Associate Board Member, St. Louis, Missouri Girls Hope, Boys Hope Mentor and Fundraising Sponsor,
St. Louis, Missouri Mercy Ministries, Fundraising Committee Board Member, St. Louis, Missouri
Illinois State University, Professional Sales Institute Alumni Member