Ben teaches AP Statistics, Functions and Statistics, and coaches Girls’ Volleyball and Boys’ Basketball. Ben comes from a large and athletic family — he has six sisters and two brothers, and everyone played sports. Although he went to public schools in Santa Paula, he is no stranger to the private and boarding school worlds. His sisters attended Villanova Preparatory School, and his father is a professor at Thomas Aquinas College. He practically grew up on that campus and from a very early age knew he wanted to be a teacher.
After high school, Ben moved to San Diego to attend Cal State San Marcos, but decided to transfer to Cal State Channel Islands. At Channel Islands, he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with an emphasis in education. Ben lives with his wife, Carissa, who was his high school sweetheart. They married on their 10th anniversary.