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Mr. Benjamin Nelson
Hello! My name is Benjamin Nelson and I specialize in making the world a better place. I believe everyone has the capacity and ability to change the world for the better, so everyday I try to inspire those around me with my passion for betterment, positivity and general enthusiasm for life. Oh yes, I also teach 7th Grade Science here at Highland Lakes!
I was born and raised in Phoenix and truly love it here, even when it's a hundred and forty seven degrees outside. I graduated from NAU in 2005 and feel pretty lucky that I can stand on neutral ground during the heated ASU vs. U of A debates that tend to take place around here ;-) My beautiful wife, Angela, and I have two fantastic children. We have a fourteen year old boy named Hagen that makes us laugh everyday and a 7 year old girl named Hannah that melts hearts with her big blue eyes and infectious smile. I also have to give a shout out to my mom. She is one of the kindest, most compassionate people you'll ever meet and inspires me to be a better person everyday.
I love soccer, a lot. I follow a number of leagues and tournaments and play on a coed team myself. I also have a borderline unhealthy obsession with soccer jerseys. Aside from soccer I enjoy basketball, watching movies and spending time with my family. My wife and I serve in the kindergarten classrooms at our church and I enjoy coaching basketball and soccer from time to time for the Stars program when needed. My guilty pleasure is TMZ. I don't care an awful lot about celebrity news, but I like to turn my brain off before I go to sleep and the people on that show make me laugh. I think the most important thing though that you should know about me is that I tend to be nauseatingly positive. The only time I will focus on the negative aspect of a situation is when I'm trying to find a way of changing it into a positive.