Peter Benitez


Cal State Fullerton - B.A., M.A.
Cypress College - A.A.

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After living in Mazatlan, Mexico for many years, Peter moved back to Huntington Beach, California. While attending Cypress Community College, he was a member of the Cypress Chargers flag football team. In 2000, Peter obtained a B.A. in liberal studies from California State University Fullerton. He completed a M.A. in Spanish in 2004. He began his teaching career at Anaheim City School District as a fourth and fifth grade teacher. Peter came to Alexander Dawson in 2005 as a Lower School Spanish teacher. In addition to his work at the elementary level, Peter has taught Spanish courses at College of Southern Nevada and tutored numerous UNLV students.

The Alexander Dawson School

The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.