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 15th year as a second grade teacher and my 18th 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 daughter and son attend the University of Houston and my youngest is a second grader.
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!