Steve Shields, a Benicia High teacher with a passion for shop classes, is making sure skilled trades are being taught to eager students including auto mechanics, metal works, welding, building, and construction skills.
Neeley Silberman’s Passion for Family, Education and Community Putting her teaching and communication skills to use as President of the Benicia Education Foundation, BEF’s new president Neeley Silberman focuses on helping our public schools.
Master Gardener Sheila Clyatt, third generation San Franciscan and intrepid world traveler, is helping to transform our school gardens, a byproduct of which is to bring balance to Nature Deficit Disorder amongst kids in the digital age.
After 20 years as an executive in the legal industry, Benicia’s Lisa Reep begins a second career with her business, Closet Concierge, helping women organize their wardrobes for life changes and self-discovery.
From war-torn Beirut, Aline Karpoyan, former kindergarten teacher and for the past twenty years, owner of downtown Benicia shop Artcentric, continues to delight local school children at the paint your own pottery studio.