Benita has three degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Fisk University, a Master of Social Work from Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Governors State University. Benita is a licensed clinical social worker, also possessing two provider educator licenses in social work and school administration. Benita concentrated in school social work; therefore, part of her specialty includes working with administrators, teachers, children, and families, regarding school related issues. She has extensive experience with IEPs, Section 504, school concern, detentions, suspensions, therapeutic day placement, and more.
Benita is similar in her role as a social worker to how she is in her personal life. She is an all-around service of justice both at home as well as at work. She has rooted her life in ethical guidelines and values justice, service, conscientiousness, consideration, thoughtfulness, humor, relaxed time, patience, privacy, and commitment. Benita chose to become a social worker, because of all her experiences when in need of “helping programs”. She saw how the programs were lacking in some areas and wanted to be of better service. A servant working towards justice for all is the biggest belief/role in her life.