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Ms. Donna DeBenedetto

Science Teacher

I have lived in Fuquay Varina since 2013 and love it here!  I was born and grew up in Brooklyn, NY but also lived in Florida before coming to NC.  I have 3 wonderful children - Paula, Laura and Joseph who also live in FV now.  But I am especially lucky to have 3 adorable grandchildren - Michael who is 9, twins Audrey and Anthony who are 5 now.  They live nearby and keep me busy!

I have been a teacher since 1999 and taught science in both middle and high schools.  The only grade I have ever taught in middle school is 7th so I am happy to be a 7th grade teacher again.  This is my 2nd career because I was a registered nurse for 20 years before I became a teacher.

My hobbies are reading (my favorite), gardening, cooking and eating different ethnic foods, shopping, and most of all spending time with my family.  I love to be with people and  animals too.  I especially love dogs - all kinds!  My favorite color is purple and favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.  I am looking forward to learning about all of you too!