Primary Role at DC: Middle School - Math, Science, and Bible
Additional Roles at DC: Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Year started at Denver Christian: 2010
Education/Degrees Held: BA, Physical Education/ Secondary Education, Health Minor, Middle School Endorsement, Coaching Endorsement, Dordt College
Certifications/Credentials: Colorado State Teaching Credential
Hometown: Sioux Center, IA
Students enjoy the relaxed, creative atmosphere in Ben Dirksen's classroom. Rather than lining desks up, he places them in a circle, fostering discussion as students practice critical thinking, looking at the world's brokenness and God's desire for restoration. Formulations of personal and informed opinions are challenged with research that may suggest a different way of thinking. What answer is God's truth and how do we come to know it? Ben Dirksen guides the student's discussion, but their thinking must come from within. Ben is personable and establishes relationships with the students so they feel safe to discuss what is on their minds. When he is not teaching or coaching varsity basketball, Ben likes to travel, read, golf, and spend time with family and friends.