October 28, 2005 -- Posted at 6:19 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO -- She escaped Hurricane Katrina with her family, and is now living in Region Eight. With everything she knew and owned left behind in
Mrs. Benjamin has been substitute teaching math at Forrest City Junior High ever since. “I'm not a teacher by trade, I just have two daughters and have to help them with their homework nightly.” She had no background as a teacher before starting to substitute, but Benjamin said the support she's received has helped her during this difficult time. “I knew that I would have to find a job so when this opportunity became available it gave me a chance to be close to my daughters and actually in school with one of them,” said Benjamin.