Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Christian Bench was hired as the Secondary Art Teacher at Berlin Brothersvalley School District in the fall of 2007.
Mr. Bench grew up in the quaint, historic town of Ligonier where he trained under the guidance of Mrs. Judy Jupina. Christian then continued his artistic training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned a B.S. in Art Education. Shortly after Mr. Bench became a member of the BBSD Family. He continued his education at St. Vincent College and earned his Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
Christian is a published illustrator, has created a semi-popular iOS/Android App, and has won numerous art related awards.
He enjoys long walks on the beach, watching the sunset, and his favorite icecream is vanilla.
Extra Curricular Duties:
In addition to teaching art, Mr. Bench is also the yearbook advisor.
Berlin's yearbook is called "Bervalon". The origin of this name is shrouded in mystery but Mr. Bench offers this insight:
Berlin Brothersvalley Lon (a suffix used in literary meanings)