Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in Curriculum, Instruction & Literacy Masters in Educational Administration BA in English

Mr. Benjamin Hart


Hi, My name is Ben Hart!


I’ve been teaching in Valley View School District since 2006. I’ve taught classes in Popular Genres, English 9, English 10, Writing: Media & Text, AP-11 Language and Composition, College Prep Reading, World Literature, Creative Writing, Writing For College, and probably more!


I have a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Literacy. I’m a wrestling coach at Hubert Humphrey Middle School and consider myself and ACT/SAT/HSPT test-prep specialist.


I love teaching because I’m passionate about interacting with people in the realm of ideas, philosophy, and the humanities. 


My favorite books are Old Man and the Sea, War and Peace, The Great Gatsby, Notes from Underground, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Things They Carried, Heretics, In Praise of Folly, The Art of War, The New Testament, The Analects of Confucius, Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, The Consolation of Philosophy, The Possessed, Man’s Search for Meaning, The Tao Te Ching, Mere Christianity, The Life of Pi, The Prince, 1984, Maps of Meaning, The Final Days of Socrates, Meno, The Republic, Troubles, Goodbye Columbus, A Discourse on the Arts and Sciences, A Discourse on Inequality, On the Origins of Language, A Structural History of the English Language, A Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, The Death of Ivan Ilych, and Slaughterhouse 5.