About the EJ Education Team

About us

Elizabeth Bento, Director/Teacher

Elizabeth Bento, the "E" in EJ, spent my younger years in Port Townsend, WA. My career started by working with child protective services in Vancouver, WA. and in 2006, I began my teaching career as a public school teacher in Vancouver, WA. My boys (Ronin & Kai) and I moved back up to the Olympic Peninsula 2014, where I continued my public teaching career. I am a certified K-8 teacher with my Master's Degree in Teaching and undergraduate in Psychology. My educational passion is with reading, language arts, social studies, science and art.

"I love teaching, learning and curriculum!"

Contact Liz: elizabeth@ejfarmandeducation.org

Justin Bento, Vice President/Teacher

Justin Bento, the "J" in EJ, grew up in Kingston, WA, and I found success in the field of advertising; however, was not fulfilled by the corporate world. I became intrigued by the possibility of a job where I could give back to my community, which prompted my degree in Education. After earning my K-8 certification and Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, I moved to the small rural town of Chimacum, WA, just 35 minutes from where I grew up, and worked as a public school teacher for many years. My educational passion is with math, writing, science, communication and music.

"I love to bring energy and joy into the classroom."

Contact Justin: justin@ejfarmandeducation.org

Stacie Reid, Board Member

Stacie Reid, a Mom of 4 kids - 3 of which attend EJ Farm and Education. My husband and I were raised in Jefferson County most of our childhoods, and are happy to be raising our family here, as well as working in the same community that we grew up in. I have worked in escrow for 24 years, and enjoy camping, boating and water sports.

"We are so pleased that our children get to be a part of this amazing education experience."

Contact Stacie: stacie@ejfarmandeducation.org