• Administration Overview

    Welcome to Benavidez Elementary School, where our dedicated administration team works tirelessly to create an environment that fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and a strong sense of community. Our team is committed to supporting our students, staff, and families to ensure a positive and enriching educational experience.

    Our Leadership Team

    Principal – Dr. Rania Khalil

    With a passion for education and a vision for student success, Dr. Khalil leads our school with a focus on inclusion and academic achievement. She brings over 18 years of experience in education and a deep commitment to our community. Dr. Khalil's leadership is characterized by her dedication to fostering a supportive and dynamic learning environment where every student can excel. Her expertise in teacher mentorship and community engagement has been instrumental in driving the school's continuous improvement and success.

    Assistant Principal – Dr. John Mastillo

    Dr. Mastillo supports the principal in managing school operations and ensuring a safe, productive learning environment. With extensive leadership experience and a strong educational background, Dr. Mastillo is committed to fostering inclusive learning environments where every student can thrive. His expertise in educational leadership and dedication to creating a supportive school culture significantly contribute to the success of Benavidez Elementary School.

    Assistant Principal – Mr. Daniel Whitaker

    Mr. Whitaker supports the principal in managing school operations and enhancing the quality of teaching. He leads instructional staff improvement through daily observations, on-the-spot coaching, data-driven discussions, and effective evaluations, ensuring rapid and measurable progress in teaching practices. His dedication contributes significantly to the success and excellence of Benavidez Elementary School.