Ms. Jean Benincasa

LuHi Role: Teacher (Dance, Religion), Religion Department Chair; joined the LuHi faculty in 2008

Education: Hofstra University, Bachelor of Arts; New York University, Master of Arts; I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Learning and Teaching at Hofstra University.

What I love about my role: I love teaching Dance because it allows me to share my passion for dance and connect with students through the arts. I also love teaching Religion because it allows me to share in the faith journeys of our students.

Other professional experience: Prior to teaching at LuHi, and still currently, I own and direct a private dance studio. I am also the adjunct program director for Dance Education at Hofstra University.

Hobbies: Dancing!, Spending time with family and friends, reading

Family: I love spending time with my family- parents, siblings, niece, and nephews. My furbaby is an eight year old Shih Tzu names Zeus.

What I love about LuHi: The LuHi community and the relationships with students and co-workers.