My name is Jocilyn Benninger, and although I’m a Jersey girl at heart, I love the southwestern lifestyle of Arizona. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences. I am an SLPA at both the Peoria and Tempe campuses, and a paraprofessional at the Tempe campus. This is my second year at Autism Academy, and I find my job to be extremely rewarding. Aside from teaching, I enjoy being outside, spending time with my friends, and visiting my family. I plan on furthering my education, and attending graduate school to become a Speech Language Pathologist. This year, I look forward to helping my students achieve their goals.