Chris Aviles

NASEF Community Leader

  • Title: Teacher and Founder
  • School / Organization: Garden State Esports
  • Grade Level(s): 6-8th
  • Location: Fair Haven, NJ
Chris Aviles | 2019-20

Chris Aviles is a teacher at Knollwood middle school in Fair Haven, New Jersey. There he runs the renowned FH Innovates program he created in 2015. Part of his FH Innovates program includes the FH Knights, the first middle school esports team in the country. As coach of the FH Knights, Aviles and his players take on all comers from around the country including other middle schools, high schools, and even colleges. Chris has been involved in esports since 1998 and he is passionate about growing the esportsedu movement. He has authored The Esports In Education Playbook and runs the NASEF affiliated nonprofit, Garden State Esports, to help other educators start esports teams in their New Jersey school.