Mrs. Maureen Benes To All Instructors


Maureen Benes is a writer and teacher who loves demystifying the writing process while maintaining high standards for her students.

She has a BA in English from the University of Dallas, an MA in Literature from  the College of Charleston, and has completed all but her dissertation for the PhD program in English at Boston College.

Mrs. Benes has taught elementary, middle, high school, and university level poetry, writing, and literature. She has a special love for teaching poetry and helping reluctant writers of all ages.

Mrs. Benes can identify and assist with learning differences including dysgraphia, dyslexia, executive function challenges, and attention deficits. She challenges all students to improve their writing over time while providing them the tools to do so.

Mrs. Benes and her husband are parishioners at St John’s and live in Leesburg with their five children. Her oldest is a CHRSM student, the middle three attend Catoctin Elementary, and her youngest is a preschooler. 

Current Classes
HS: Lost Tools of Writing II – Instructor (canceled)
MS/HS: Lost Tools of Writing I – Instructor (open)