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About us

Mrs. Rheinfelder - Science Director - [email protected]


Hi! I have lived in Arizona since I was 8 years old. I graduated from Chaparral High School, and received both my Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees at the University of Arizona. After college I practiced Clinical Audiology (Hearing Science) for 10 years in Salem, Oregon, before returning to Arizona to be closer to my family. I then spent 10 years teaching Anatomy & Physiology at Phoenix College. When my 2 children were at Benchmark, I came to visit their classrooms every year as a special guest Science instructor. I always had such a great time with the kids when I came to visit! I finally asked if I could come to Benchmark to teach full time! I am truly looking forward to another awesome year of exploring the process of Scientific discovery with the kids!


I have a husband, 2 grown children, a dog, 2 cats, and a variable amount of chickens. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading, gardening and making jewelry in my spare time.


Mr. Kyle - Science Lab Technician - [email protected]


Hi! I was born and raised in Arizona. I have been caring for the animals, and assistant teaching in the Benchmark Science Lab since 2008. I have been married since 2013, and in my spare time I can be found hiking, juggling, skateboarding, and I am a 3rd degree black belt in Kung Fu, working on my 4th degree!