Hi! My name is Penny Benson, and I am excited to be serving T.O.P.S this year as the school counselor! I look forward to working alongside faculty to help students and parents meet their social-emotional, academic, and college and career readiness goals. I received my Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from ETSU in 2015. I also received my Masters degree in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling at ETSU. Although I am from Knoxville, TN with roots in Orange County, CA, I have called Johnson City home for the past six years. I enjoy my cat (Pooter), long walks on the beach, board games, Podcasts, organizing, cleaning, road trips, and spending time with friends and family.