Chris Aviles

NASEF Scholastic Mentor

  • Title: Esports Coach & Evangelist
  • School / Organization: Fair Haven School District
  • Grade Level(s): 6-8th
  • Location: Fair Haven, NJ
  • Cohort: 2019-2020
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.

What are your strengths and unique aspirations as a NASEF Scholastic Mentor?

I think I'm good a coming up with unique ideas and problem solving.

What do you hope to accomplish for your professional development by becoming a Scholastic Mentor?

Share my passion and what I've learned from my mistakes both as an esports coach and running GSE.

What is your favorite game?

Anything post-apocalyptic