Administrative Staff:

Joseph Graczyk

Joseph Graczyk, 
Areas of Supervision: Athletics, Language Arts, Signet, Student Services,and World Languages

I am excited and ready to begin my fourth year as the principal of Benton Middle School. I am excited this year to work with our students, staff, parents and community as we make Benton, “Better Together.” Prior to joining the Benton team in 2017, I spent 12 years working in various roles in FCPS at Poe Middle School and Rocky Run Middle School. I attended SUNY Brockport as an undergraduate and earned my Masters in Education Leadership from George Mason University. Please never hesitate to reach out to our staff with any questions you have. Go Cougars!!

Jerri Piacesi Assistant Principal

Jerri Piacesi, Assistant Principal

Areas of Supervision: 8th Grade Core Content Areas and Discipline, ESOL, Related Arts, Science, and Technology 

My passion for making our school a wonderful learning experience extends to our students, parents, staff, and the community. I am looking forward to working for our eighth-grade students and their families. Please reach out to me with any questions or ideas you may have to make Benton even better.  A few things I enjoy outside of school are traveling, reading, and spending time with my family. Have a Paws-itively great year!! 🐾

Mary Rehberg

Mary Rehberg, Assistant Principal

Areas of Supervision: 6th Grade Core Content Areas and Discipline, Special Education, and Math

It is my pleasure to work with the sixth-grade students and their families. This is going to be a great yearBenjamin Franklin has said, "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest." I've earned my undergraduate degree from George Mason University and have a Master’s degree from the University of Mary Washington and George Mason University. Thank you for your continued support as we continue to work as a team and invest in our children's knowledge.

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Kathy Erickson, Administrative Intern

Areas of Supervision: 7th Grade Core Content Areas and Discipline, Library, Music, Health and Physical Education, Social Studies

I am very excited to be working with our wonderful seventh graders and their families! This is my 13th year at Benton and my 31st year working with middle school students. During my career, I have taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Social Studies, Mathematics, and Language Arts. It has been my privilege to serve my school as team leader, advisory council chairman, lead mentor, NJHS sponsor, and administrator.  I earned my undergraduate, master’s degree, and Educational Specialist degree from Virginia Tech. I am the mother of two terrific sons and three very spoiled dogs. I learn something every day, and the students are my best teachers. Please reach out to me if I can be of any help. Together, we will make it a great year!