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Teacher Bio

Mr. Benjamin Thompson has taught Social Studies at Standley Lake High School for over 10 years. Currently he teaches three different courses within the department: Advanced Placement United States History, International Baccalaureate History of the Americas, and American Studies.  Some of his favorite topics in American History to both teach and research include the Progressive Era, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights Movement. Along with his teaching responsibilities, Mr Thompson is currently the head girls' volleyball coach at SLHS. He is also the faculty sponsor of the school's Peace Jam club, Yoga club, and Day Without Hate club. 

In 1999, Mr. Thompson earned his Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education with a Social Studies concentration from The Pennsylvania State University.  In 2008 he earned his Master's Degree in Global Studies from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies. 

Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 2000 Mr. Thompson, like the homesteaders before him - headed west. He was an east coast city kid who loved the open expanse and laid back life style of the west.  In his free time he loves being outside; skiing, biking, hiking, and running. When he is forced to be inside he enjoys cooking, reading, and watching Penn State football or English Premier League soccer on TV.