Ben grew up in central Vermont, a runner and a cross country skier. While attending Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont he continued his running and skiing, and for two years coached the Nordic ski team at Essex junction High School.
After college he spent four years as a classroom teacher in rural Vermont - in the towns of Washington and Lyndonville. Here he worked with Preschoolers, kindergartners, and fifth graders. He also started and coached middle school track & field and cross country running programs.
In 2006 Ben moved to Boston where he worked with the Engineering is Elementary curriculum project at the Museum of Science, Boston. Here he developed, and led professional development in, classroom based engineering curriculum for students in grades 1 through 5.
After two years with EiE he returned to the classroom to teach third grade at Dallin Elementary School in Arlington, MA. In addition to his classroom duties, Ben served on the buildings leadership team, was a technology integration specialist for the building and discrict, was liaison to the PTO, and was a member of the district's Technology Action Committee. He has also led building based and district wide professional development around technology use in the classroom.
In 2013 he started working at Francis Wyman Elementary School in Burlington, MA as a Technology Integration Specialist for grades K-5.
Throughout all this, Ben has followed his passion for running. Competing in two marathons a year, including Boston, and logging 3000 miles annually, running is a daily pursuit for him.