Ben Digel

Grade 3

University of Richmond - B.A., University of Saint Joseph - M.A.

Having grown up in West Hartford, Ben was thrilled to join the Renbrook community in 2020 as a Grade Three teacher. He attended the University of Richmond and earned a BA in sociology and history and then attended the University of Saint Joseph earning a MA in curriculum and instruction.

Ben began his teaching career in 2012 and has taught first, second, and third grade. He finds teaching elementary age children to be incredibly meaningful work and loves supporting his Grade Three Renbrook students as they develop more independence, deepen their friendships, and continue to build enthusiasm for learning. Margaret Mead’s quote, “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think,” has always guided Ben’s work as an educator.

Outside of the classroom, Ben enjoys playing golf and skiing and is a huge Green Bay Packers fan. Ben’s wife, Nikki, twins, Reece and Quinn, and dog, Piper bring him tremendous joy.