Ben Haensel

by | December 14, 2018

Phone Number

(612) 248-6963

My Hometown
East Bethel, MN

My Role at BlueSky
IT Development and Support

How I Came to BlueSky
In 2007 I started at BlueSky as a music teacher and authored new curriculum that suited online music teaching. It was not long after that I found a love for the technical aspects of online education. Now am a systems admin and developer of BlueSky School sites in addition to other IT responsibilities.

What Makes BlueSky Special to Me
I like the fact that BlueSky gives staff 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.

My Passions and Hobbies
It’s a joy to work in education technology using tools like the Moodle LMS. Moodle folks are the most laid back, interesting, inspiring crowd of techies that I have met. The same could be said for string bassists in the orchestra world. I’m privileged to play string bass and serve on the board of the Northern Symphony Orchestra in Anoka, MN.

My Most Memorable Experience at BlueSky
A favorite memory of BlueSky School includes a recurring white-elephant gift exchange in late December. On more than one occasion I have received multiple purses. I now have a great plan repurpose purses in way to benefit others. Look for follow up soon!

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