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Hey! My name is Ben Tashner. I started teaching "officially" at the middle school in 2013. I started my experience here as a clinical student with Mrs. Jehn (6th Math) in 2011 and completed my student teaching with Ms. Beld (6th Social Studies) in 2012. I graduated with my bachelor's in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a regular education major and special education minor. Recently, I completed my master’s degree in education with a focus on educational leadership. I co-teach English Language Arts (ELA) and am a special education teacher in 8th grade. I am involved in coaching Cross Country, a WEB coordinator, and the co-advisor for the student council. 

When I am not at school, I am spending my time with my two sons, Emerson (3) and Bennett (1),  and my beautiful wife (Jen). I enjoy being outdoors. I am usually hiking, kayaking, camping,  or just going for walks as a family. I am from a small town in WI near Dubuque, IA. I am a Hawkeyes fan, even if my homeroom students all cheer for Wisconsin. Go Hawks! :D I love being a Panther and I'm proud to be a part of this community. 

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