Lindy DeBenedetti is a Santa Rosa native and has worked with regular and special education students for seven years. She graduated from the Art Quest program at Santa Rosa High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in photography and sculpture from Azusa Pacific University. After college, Ms. DeBenedetti worked as a Mental Health Assistant for a non-public school in Sacramento, leading group therapy and crisis counseling sessions for emotionally disturbed high school students. Ms. DeBenedetti received her Mild/Moderate Special Education Credential from Chapman University and has taught in elementary, junior high, and high school special day classes. In 2010, Ms. DeBenedetti moved back to her hometown and began teaching at ACE.