Menlo School Faculty & Staff

Miles Bennett-Smith

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Pronouns: hehimhis

Departments and Positions

Upper School History, AP Government, Journalism, Cross Country Coach


BA, American Studies

MA, Education Policy, Organizations and Leadership


I’m thrilled to be teaching, advising, and coaching at Menlo — I was previously the AP Gov teacher at Summit Prep Charter High School in Redwood City, where I also taught AP US History during my teacher residency and coached Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Track, and JV Basketball.

A California native, I graduated from Stanford with a BA in American Studies before working at Sutter Hill Ventures in Palo Alto. After several years in finance and venture capital, I was really interested in finding different ways to leverage my skills and interests in meaningful ways, so I returned to Stanford’s School of Education and completed an MA in Policy, Organizations, and Leadership Studies.

I currently live in San Francisco right above Golden Gate Park with my fiancé Adriana and pup Oliver. I enjoy traveling, playing the violin, and desperately clinging to whatever fitness and athletic coordination I have left.