Mr. Chris Benes

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 seventh year at Wauwatosa West High School. Prior to joining the team at Wauwatosa West, I taught 7 years at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School and 4 years at Assata Alternative High School in Milwaukee. I teach Advanced Placement Human Geography, Economics and Social Problems. I am also the Wauwatosa West Mock Trial Advisor and the faculty advisor for the High School Democrats of America (HSDA) club.

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 (17), Eli (15) and Adalyn (8.) I enjoy sports, reading, camping, and spending time with friends and family.