Leslie Benckenstein

Leslie Benckenstein

Currently inspired to use my brain again!!

Work experience

Work experience

Science Teacher 8th Grade

Jul 2013 - Nov 2014
Houston ISD

Harangued 30+ hormonal 8th grade students and convinced them chemistry and physics were the keys to the universe.  All the while keeping them safe, entertained, and focused.


Stay at Home Mom

Sep 2004 - Jul 2013

Ran the household and took care of two kids and a husband.  Vice President of Spring Branch Mom's Club and Babysitting Co-op; Social Planner for Kingwood Mom's Club; Fund Raiser Deb Zale Foundation; Fund Raiser Katy Hayes Foundation; PTA Science Coordinator Willow Creek Elementary.

8th Grade Science Teacher

Jun 1996 - Sep 2004
Houston ISD

Taught (somewhat successfully)Integrated Physics and Chemistry at Sharpstown MS.  Absolutely loved it!  Served as Sharpstown Business Liaison to increase awareness of the Architectural Magnet Program on our campus; Tobacco Specialist for Houston ISD - spokesperson for HISD TV informing public of the smoking cessation programs available; Rice University Model Lab Science Teacher Trainer.

Studio Mangager

Mar 1994 - Jul 1996
Pam Francis Photography

Chaos Management at a VERY busy commercial photography studio in Montrose.  Arranged international and domestic travel, finances/book keeping; keeping Pam happy and feeding her 5 dogs that spent their day with me.



Memorial High School, Houston, Texas

MA Curriculum and Instruction (ahem - worthless)

Jan 1995 - Jul 1997
University of Houson

BS Physiological Science

Sep 1989 - Dec 1993
University of Texas, Austin