Brandon Bennett

Master of Arts in Teaching

Brandon Bennett


Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, High School Education


Basic Mathematics, Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)

Special Education (K-12)

Teaching Strengths

  • My ability to build appropriate relationships with my students is my biggest strength. I have worked in situations where students have had severe disabilities, building trust and a good rapport is necessary in creating a safe educational environment.
  • I believe in being consistent in everything I do. I do not make statements/promises I do not intend to fulfill.
  • I care about my students’ success and will push them to meet their potential.


  • Willamette University, BA 2007 (economics)
  • Willamette University, MAT 2012 (University Club Scholar)
  • Melvin Henderson Rubio Scholarship


Student Teaching

  • McNary High School, Salem, Oregon, math

Practicum Teaching

  • Waldo Middle School, Salem, Oregon, grades 7/8, math (linear models and equations)

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Special program instructional assistant, Sprague High School, Salem-Keizer School District, Developmental Learning Center, 2011
  • Special program instructional assistant, Parrish Middle School, Salem-Keizer School District, Social Communication Intervention Program, 2009-2011
  • Special program instructional assistant, Crossler Middle School, Salem-Keizer School District, Life Skills, 2008-2009
  • In-home reading and mathematics tutor, UROCK, 2011
  • Reading and mathematics tutor, Advantage Point Learning, 2009-2011
  • Assistant football coach, Willamette University 2008-Present


Student Teaching Supervisors

  • Thomas Hanson, McNary High School, Salem, Oregon
  • Frank Gauntz (SPED), McNary High School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Supervisors

  • Andrew Withers, Waldo Middle School, Salem, Oregon
  • Laura Daniels (SPED), Swegle Elementary School, Salem, Oregon

University Supervisor