English Language Arts Education Associate, Delaware Department of Education

Theresa Bennett

Theresa Bennett works for the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) as the ELA Education Associate. Her primary role at DDOE is to support districts with the transition to the Common Core.

Ms. Bennett recently participated in a review of the C3 Framework and works closely with her content counterparts on the Common Core Literacy Standards and the Shifts associated with classroom instruction. Ms. Bennett is an adjunct professor at Wilmington University where she teaches for the Masters of Reading and Masters of Education programs.

Ms. Bennett has worked in the education field in Delaware since 1992, and as an advocate of literacy and volunteerism, she has held many positions on the Diamond State Reading Association board, including president. She has chaired and presented for teachers and parents at many DSRA events, including Young Author’s Conferences, leadership retreats and the Fall Conference. Recently, Ms. Bennett was awarded the Jean Martin Award from the DSRA for her outstanding dedication to promoting literacy in Delaware.