Emily Benson has been involved in early childhood education programs and projects for over 20 years, currently working on grant-funded projects through the NH Department of Education. She was a Montessori Preschool Teacher for 10 years, moving on to work for Granite United Way in 2013 as the Early Learning Coordinator in Carroll County, and then as Public Health Advisory Council Coordinator for Carroll County Coalition for Public Health. In addition to serving as a substitute teacher in prek-1 grade school programs, Emily also serves as the Emergency Management Director for the Town of Jackson. Emily received her Preschool/Kindergarten Montessori Teaching Diploma from the North American Montessori Center and a B.A. from Middlebury College.