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Mr. Ben Nicholson, NicholsonB@district279.org

ELL

Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?

Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN. Everything from mowing lawns, washing dishes and building cabinets. I have taught English Composition at the University of Oklahoma and at UW-Stout. I also taught overseas in Eritrea, Northeast Africa for two years.

When did you begin working at Park Center?

Fall 1998

What is your teaching philosophy?

Enjoy your subject area, care about your students, and start from where they are.

Why did you choose your profession?

Itís a chance to make a difference. And what could be better than spending my days with great kids from all over the world, teaching subjects I love?

What is your favorite quote?

ďThe universe is as close as the veins in your neck.Ē Russian proverb

In what room(s) can you commonly be found?

312 and 109

Additional Comments(hobbies)?

Reading, good movies, Oklahoma Sooner football and Minnesota Twins baseball, home improvement projects, and traveling when I get a chance.

Biggest pet peeve?

When people donít try their best

Sum up your career at Park Center in one word.

Revelatory

If you were required to find a different job then what you are currently doing, what would you choose?

Travel Writer