Benita Cookston

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Benita L. Cookston-DeBord

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¡Hola! I am the Spanish teacher at Bledsoe County High School.  I have been teaching since 1998, and I began at BCHS in 2012.  I was born and raised in northwest Indiana and attended college at the University of Evansville where I majored in Social Studies and minored in Spanish, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education.   I lived in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, as an exchange student in the summer of 1993 and have also traveled to Spain.  In 2007, I moved to the Sequatchie Valley to be close to my family and earned my Master's Degree in Foreign Language Education in May 2008.  I enjoy reading, singing, scrapbooking, cake decorating, and am an active member of my church family.  I now reside in Bledsoe County with my husband, Terry, and my son and step-kiddos.