Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Economics - Willamette University Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics - William Jessup University
Mr. Ben Petersen
I was born and raised in Rocklin, CA and attended Rocklin High School, class of 2008. I have a strong passion for teaching, math and baseball specifically. I attended Butte College, Napa Valley College, and Sierra College chasing my love of playing baseball before graduating from Willamette University in Salem, OR, class of 2013. The last five years, I have taught math and AP Economics at Ponderosa High School, and was also the varsity baseball coach. My wife, Caitlyn, is also a teacher in Roseville, working at Maidu Elementary.
I am so excited to be a part of the new West Park Panther family, and look forward to teaching and coaching here for a long time. As a Panther, you will soon create your own purpose statement. Mine is the following: "I teach and coach to help build respectful, responsible students through the use of empathy and human-connectedness." It is so important to understand others' views, and we can do this though getting to know each by asking questions and having compassion. Thank you for visiting my page, and please feel free to reach out anytime with questions.