Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Elementary Education M.S. in Professional Development with emphasis on Technology
Hello, First Grader and Parents!
My name is Mrs. Benes, and I am so excited to be your teacher this year! We are going to do so many FUN things, and of course we will learn a lot. I hope you are having a fabulous year so far.
Here are a few of my FAVORITE things:
- Colors: Blue and Orange
- Season: Fall
- Foods: anything Mexican or pizza!
- Book: A Wish to be a Christmas Tree
- Drinks: Chai Latte or Peach Mango Green Tea
- Hobbies: reading and painting
- Things to Do: Spend time with my family, going to the farmers’ markets, or spending time at Mt. Rainier
A few more things about me! This is my 3rd year teaching at Orting School District. I am originally from Wisconsin, where I taught there for 16 years. I taught 1st grade for 11 years and was a Technology/Library Media Specialist for 9 years. In 2016, my family moved to Washington. My first position was teaching 1st grade in Yelm. I love being in Orting and working much closer to home! I love seeing the awe of students when they learn something new and enjoy learning from them too!
I am looking forward to meeting you, and learning all about your favorite things this year! Thank you for visiting my site! See you soon!