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Ms.  Celina  Benere

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Getting to know the principal!

First of all, I am incredibly energetic and upbeat and have an absolute passion for education. I have had the pleasure of working in Franklin County for the past 10 years. The people here truly are wonderful! Though I love to travel, Franklin County is where my roots are, and I never want to go anywhere else. I love giving back to the community that helped shape me into who I am today. 

In 2003, I graduated Valedictorian from Franklin County High School, and in 2007, I graduated with honors from Sewanee: The University of the South. At Sewanee, I received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Spanish, and in 2008 at the end of my first year teaching, I was honored to receive Secondary New Teacher of the Year. In 2011, I obtained a Master's degree in Supervision and Administration from MTSU, and I received my Ed.S. (Education Specialist Degree) in 2014 from MTSU, as well.

As far as who I am personally, I was born and raised in Franklin County, more specifically Estill Springs. My family has always been my biggest support, and without them, I most definitely would not be the person I am today. I have been married to my wonderful husband since June 2008, and we welcomed our daughter Savannah Jaymes Benere into the world on July 15, 2012. We also love our animals and have three dogs (Spud the Jack Russell Terrier, Tater the Puggle, and Rosie the Basset Hound).