Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

Ben grew up in a small ski town in Vermont. He has one sibling, a twin sister who lives in Boise. Ben attended St. Michael’s College, a small liberal arts school in northern Vermont, earning a degree in Computer Information Systems. After college he moved west in search of bigger mountains and more snow. For over ten years he taught skiing to children and adults of all ability levels.  

In 2012 he moved to Ketchum.  His wife grew up in Hailey and it was time for them to return home. Years of teaching skiing had given Ben a love of working with children and he decided he had more to offer in a classroom than on a ski slope. This is his fourth year working at Pioneer Montessori School. He spent time in both Lower Elementary and Upper, where he is now. Ben has come to fully believe in the Montessori Method and has experienced firsthand the curiosity and desire of children to learn. He is excited to train and observe as much as possible so that he can become the best guide he can be.