Ms. Kiy Benton

AI Educator Advocate

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Kiy (pronounced Key) is a firm believer in all children having access to an excellent and equitable education, Kiy entered the field as a 6th grade English Language Arts teacher where she was nominated Rookie Teacher of the Year.

A New York native, Carolina cultivated, she is passionate about serving in the field of education in the state of North Carolina. A graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a background in Communication & Visual Rhetoric, Kiy went on to obtain a Master of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University.

Since 2017, she has worked in teacher preparation where she has worked with a total of over 4,000 new teachers. As the NCSSM Ryden AI program’s Educator Advocate, Kiy gets to combine both her undergraduate and graduate backgrounds in her dream role. When she is not spending time with her dogter Pinkachu, she is working as Press & Media for various fashion shows.