Mr. Ben is from Denmark, where he studied to be a pedagogue, before moving to New York City in 2010 to take his Masters degree in elementary teaching. He found his love of teaching at the Studio School in New York City. Since he moved to San Diego eight years ago, he has worked with students as a teacher and assistant director at Seaside Preschool in Pacific Beach. He has returned to his original plan of teaching elementary level students at HTe, where he is excited to start teaching 2nd grade for his first year. Based in a Danish educational philosophy, his passion is social/emotional education, helping students to work together, learn to self-regulate, and to become global citizens. He enjoys traveling, as well as playing the guitar and video games with his wife and two young boys.