Hello! Welcome to my webpage. My name is Mari Benavides, and I am a second grade teacher here at Silvercrest Elementary School. This will be my 13th year as a second grade teacher and my 17th year teaching. I have also taught Bilingual second grade, fourth grade, and Kindergarten.
I grew up in Houston, Texas. I attended the University of Houston after serving in the Army for a few years. I have 3 children. My eldest child attends the University of Houston, my middle child attends Dawson High School, and my youngest will be in Kindergarten this year.
It is my philosophy and my mission to instill in my students the belief that they can do anything they set their mind to and with my help, I hope to guide them along that path. My goal is to create a community of learners who are committed to working hard and being challenged. I want students to leave my classroom feeling confident and with an enhanced passion for learning.
I want to extend to you and your child my warmest welcome into my classroom. I am very excited about working with your child this year!