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Teresa Benden, CFRE

Teresa Benden, CFRE

Teresa Benden has served as the Foundation's executive director since October 2009. As a 1988 graduate of Texas A&M University with a BS in Journalism, she has worked in various fields of newspaper, public relations, graphic design and sales. She's even driven a CSISD school bus! Teresa has been married to her Aggie Professor husband, Mark, for 34 years and they have 3 sons, 3 daughter-in-loves, (who all but one graduated from CSISD schools), and 7 grandchildren (3 of which attend CSISD schools). She loves Bible Study, photography, scrapbooking, DIY home projects, and traveling.

Teresa LOVES her job with the Foundation because she is passionate about making our local public schools awesome!