Moving Parts: MVSD Selects Ben Hunsdorfer to Serve as New 6th Grade Teacher

New 6th grade teacher Ben HunsdorferThe MVSD is pleased to announce the selection of Ben Hunsdorfer, Liberty Bell Jr./Sr. High School’s new 6th grade middle school teacher.

Ben will be joining forces with a distinguished team of middle school teachers focused on the continued development of a dynamic middle school model, inclusive of 6th grade.

Ben’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Ecology from UMass-Amherst, and a double diploma Master’s in Agroecology from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and ISARA-Lyon in France. Ben has spent the past seven years teaching in Bhutan at The Royal Academy where he taught Geography, Environmental Science, and English Literature, as well as serving as the Head of Life Sciences. When asked why he chose to teach, Ben stated, “My main goal in teaching and learning is to help nurture the innate potential of students so they may self-actualize and become autonomous, inquisitive learners.” Undoubtedly, these rich and diverse educational and teaching-related experiences will serve our students well.

When we asked why he pursued a position with the MVSD, he replied, “My family lives in Winthrop. I am very excited to move to this region with my wife and son to work for the Methow Valley School District.” When Ben isn’t teaching, he and his family can be found camping, hiking, observing wildlife, or travelling and learning about different cultures around the world.

Please join us as we welcome Ben Hunsdorfer, MVSD’s new 6th grade teacher and his family to the Methow Valley!