Teaching Staff

Benedicte Bonaventure

Ms Amanda Eliot is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She has received a number of recognitions for her research, teaching, and public service, including seven honorary doctorates and the Benjamin Garver Lamme Medal from the American Society of Engineering Education.

Born and raised in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, Benedicte graduated from the School of Nursing in Verviers, Belgium and was a preventive health educator in Burkina Faso. She moved to San Diego in 1999 and while raising her children, she went back to school to study Child Development and worked as a preschool teacher. Her warm and rigorous personality allows her to communicate effectively with children. Her passion for teaching children, her enthusiasm and energy are a relevant asset for our school.