Degrees and Certifications:
BS: Biology & Chemistry BA: Management BA: Education (1-8) MS: Sports Psychology (Pending Thesis)
I am Mr. Chae. My given name was Son, but I do go by Ben. I was born in Seoul, South Korea but was raised in the Midwest. One of the degrees I have is in Education and I began my teaching career in Houston. I have been teaching for over 25 years mostly in the intermediate grades (3,4,5), have been a science specialist, and was a math consultant. I even spent two years teaching 1st grade! When you've been teaching for as long as I have, when the opportunity to stretch yourself comes up, you take it! I learned a lot about reading acquisition from the little ones.
I moved to Central Texas about 10 years ago from Houston and had the honor of being a finalist in the 2013 HEB Excellence in Education Award in Leadership. It was a huge honor because thousands of teachers applied for this distinguishment and being recognized was the highlight of my career!
My wife is also an educator and I have two college aged kids. My son and daughter are on the East Coast living life and attending school. I also have two adult stepdaughters who live in Central Texas.
My hobbies are cooking, motorcycling, and longboarding (NOT skateboarding). I also just enjoy being with my family and my wife is my favorite person in the whole wide world!
I look forward to having a great year with your child! Go Patriots! (Beef jerky is always welcomed in my class! I don't like sweets but love jerky!)