Ben is a 2017 grad. He is currently a Kindergarten Teacher at Kindergarten Academy in Mechanicsburg, PA. Ben's advice for future teachers is, "Fostering a positive classroom environment is integral to your success as a teacher. It’s important for kids to know they’re part of a community that loves and cares about them. As a new teacher, take the time to create routines and structures that help students feel valued and that they’re part of something special. Help your students feel comfortable expressing themselves, and teach them how to build up each other and how to have empathy towards others. Your community can equip students with the social skills to make positive changes beyond your classroom’s walls."