Dan Hagerty used his background as a Police Reporter and Alameda County Jail teacher to become a successful Mystery and Crime novelist. It takes discipline and long hours to bring a book to fruition, but he loves it.
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.