Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Benson

Welcome to the new school year at Centerra Mirage.  My name is Mr. Benson.  I am the 7th Grade Math and Science teacher for Centerra Mirage.   

Let me tell you a little about myself.  I am a graduate of California Baptist University with a Bachelor’s of Science.  I was born in Northern California and spent 16 years in Southern California before moving to Arizona in 2015.  My wife and I have one child (5 years old).  Prior to joining the Centerra Mirage team for the 2016-2017 school year, I spent 15 years as an accountant for a financial institution and one year as a consultant analyzing banking data.  


  • Please make sure your student brings a fully charged chromebook daily.  This is their textbook.  If they do not have a device that will last the whole day, they will not be able to participate the full day.
  • Students need to come to school with paper and a pencil or pen every day.  I expect them to take notes and use their paper to show their work.  

Programs that I use are PearDeck, Classkick, Khan Academy, Google Forms, IXL, Prodigy Games, Discovery Education and Generation Genius.  Students will be given some grades from these programs as work is assigned.  

I am excited for this school year for both your student and myself. I look forward to working with you and your student to help them have a fun and successful academic year.  

May the Force be with you,

Mr. Benson

  • 7th Grade Supply List


    For ELA and Math


    • Binder
    • Notebooks and/or loose paper
    • Highlighters (mulitple colors for annotating)
    • Sticky Notes/Post-its
    • Pencils (extra lead if mechanical)
    • Basic Calculator (nothing fancy for 7th grade)
    • Headphones (nothing fancy)
    • Index Cards 3x5 or smaller (cheat sheets in math)




  • Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be a Problem Solver

     Use respectful language at all times.

    • Be on time to class.
    • Be prepared with materials. (Pencil, notebook, calculator)
    • Follow along with the teacher as directed.
    • Be respectful to others during class time. 
    • No phones allowed out on campus
    • Wait for teacher before speaking in class