Monday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.


Public Comment: As part of the regular meeting, the Board will accept comments from members of the public. Written comments for the regular board meeting should be submitted via email to up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Comments must not exceed 250 words and must include the name and address of the commenter. Comments that do not meet these criteria or otherwise do not comply with the Board's public comment policy will not be read. 

About Mrs. Benson

Mrs. Benson

Hello! My name is Lissa Benson.

From 2007-2009 I was the K-4 Classroom Music teacher at Yahara Elementary School and from 2009-2011 I was the 5th Grade Orchestra teacher and the 6th-8th Grade Chorus teacher at River Bluff Middle School in Stoughton, WI. Since the fall of 2011, I have been teaching K-5 Classroom Music at Kegonsa Elementary School. I am committed to sharing quality musical experiences with students of all ages through the National Standards for Music Education and Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Music (pdf). I enjoy and encourage students of all ages and musical ability levels. I promise to provide all students with a pleasant and respectful learning environment, tailored specifically to meet his or her individual music learning needs.

I graduated cum laude from the University of MN Duluth (UMD) with majors in Vocal & Instrumental Music Education K-12 in 2007, and received my Master of Arts in Education from Viterbo University in 2011. In 2011, I spoke at the state music convention in Madison, WI on engaging students in the music classroom. I am currently an active member of the following professional music educators organizations: American Choral Directors AssociationNational Association for Music EducationMusic Teachers National Association, and Pi Lambda Theta, an educational honor society. Through the years, I have had the opportunity to be a counselor, a teaching assistant, and a private instructor at UMD's North Shore Summer Music Experience music camp for middle school and high school students. During the 2005-2006 school year, I was a private choir and voice instructor at St. James School in Duluth, MN. From 2006-2007 I was a private voice instructor at UMD's Music Academy. During my college career I was also honored to receive a scholarship from Phi Delta Kappa for my writings on technology use in the music classroom. I was the 2006 recipient of the American Choral Directors Association F. Melius Christianson Grant to attend the regional convention for vocal music educators. I continue to seek learning opportunities like these to better serve my students here in the Madison area where I have attended the state National Association for Music Education Conference annually. I also regularly take graduate music teacher education classes at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education in Waunakee, WI.


To contact me, please email me by clicking here.