ABOUT EDUCATE TEACHERS
With highly trained instructors bringing decades of real-world, educational experience to every course they facilitate, our goal here at Educate Teachers is to provide educators with meaningful, relevant and practical instruction.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Candice Benjamin has 40 years of experience working in the field of education as a special education teacher, an educational consultant an exceptional student school specialist and a behavior specialist in three different states. She earned her graduate degree from Western Illinois University. She is certified to teach learning disabled, mentally disabled and emotionally disturbed children of all ages. She retired from the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency in Iowa, where she conducted full and individual evaluations and determined eligibility for special education services, which included the administration and interpretation of individual standardized assessments, curriculum based measurement, and collection and analysis of behavioral data. Candice has been developing and teaching on-line graduate courses for credit through Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa since 2005.
Veteran educator Joe Macksey is a Teacher Librarian in the Davenport Community Schools System and has been with the district since 1989. Prior to coming to Iowa, he taught kindergarten in Pennsylvania. After earning his BS in elementary education in 1986 from Gannon University in Erie, PA and completing his Masters of Education degree at Marycrest University in Davenport, IA in 1989, Joe went on to earn an MS in Library Science from the University of Iowa. Joe is enthusiastic and committed to working with other education professionals wishing to support and learn more about their students.
Erin Ogden Is a graduate of the University of Iowa with degrees in psychology and linguistics. She earned her Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and currently teaches at Black Hawk College. Enjoying both travel and diversity, she has spent time teaching students in both India and Spain.