ben_haensel.jpgBen Haensel

IT Development Support Specialist

bhaensel@blueskyschool.org

Where do you live?

I live in East Bethel in northern Anoka County with my lovely wife, Becka; children, Noah & Violet, and 25-pound tabby cat, Ernie.

What do you think makes BlueSky special?

I'm excited that BlueSky provides each student with an innovative approach to meeting their individualized needs in education.

BlueSky Online offers the flexibility to be your own person and seek an education that will suit your individual needs.

Why did you choose BlueSky?

I like the fact that BlueSky gives teachers the opportunity to form personal relationships with students in a way that fits my personality. I am grateful for the wonderful supportive BlueSky staff and the flexibility that BlueSky offers both staff and students.

What do you like to do when you're not working?

When I'm not working at BlueSky, I enjoy playing cribbage with my wife, teaching instrument lessons, playing string bass with the Northern Symphony Orchestra, taking walks, skipping stones, hiking, fishing, and heckling ridiculous reality TV shows. I take that back - I do like some reality TV such as "Master Chef."

If there were one thing you could tell people about BlueSky, what would it be?

BlueSky Online offers the flexibility to be your own person and seek an education that will suit your individual needs. BlueSky teachers are excited to share their knowledge and expertise with you!

Education

  • B.M., Music Education, St. Olaf College
  • Minnesota Teaching License: K-12 Instrumental and Classroom Music Education