Phone: (414) 773-3199
Degrees and Certifications:
BA - History (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) Teaching Certification (grades 9-12) - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WI Teaching License #1710 (Economics), #1725 (History) and #1735 (Political Science)
Mr. Chris Benes
My name is Chris Benes, and this is my sixth year at Wauwatosa West High School. I taught 7 years at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, and 4 years at Assata Alternative High School in Milwaukee. I teach American Public Policy, American Public Policy - Hybrid, Advanced Placement Human Geography and Economics. I am also the Wauwatosa West Mock Trial Advisor and the Ultimate Frisbee coach.
I feel so fortunate to be teaching at Wauwatosa West High School. I believe that students should have fun while they learn, with every individual advancing towards the goal of becoming a lifelong learner. The Wauwatosa community consistently demonstrates its belief in maintaining strong schools, and I am proud to be teammates with such dynamic and hard-working faculty and staff. Our students show genuine concern for one another and the world in which they live, and are already having a positive influence in the Wauwatosa community and beyond.
I live in Brown Deer with my wife Sarah and our 3 children; Charlie (16), Eli (14) and Adalyn (7.) I enjoy sports, reading, camping, and spending time with friends and family.