Mrs. Benes

Phone: 360-893-0595


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education M.S. in Professional Development with emphasis on Technology

Mrs. Benes

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!


 Mrs. Benes