Our Director


Mountain Valley Academy Director, Kathleen Benson, is a 35-year veteran educator and school administrator as well as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Education has been her life’s journey and encouraging significant outcomes for her students is her passion.

Ms. Benson has multiple credentials and qualifications and implements a strength-based, trauma-informed approach to working with the students at our Academy. With a strong emphasis on collaborative, supportive teamwork, she works with students, their families and School Districts to ensure that children are stabilized and learning in a way that is individualized to their needs.