Degrees and Certifications:
BS in elementary education from UIUC in 2001 MS in Teaching and Learning from ISU in 2019
Mr. Ben Steele
I am from Champaign. I graduated from the U of I in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education. I taught in a sixth grade before moving on to teaching fourth and fifth grade. I crossed Wright Street and taught in second and fourth grade in Urbana. I met my wife and we moved to Decatur 10 years ago. I have been teaching here since. I started at the original French Academy (5th grade) before moving over to Stevenson (6th grade). I then moved over to Garfield and taught Elementary II (grades 4-6) before coming back home three years ago. I love books (and have read all 3,400 books in my classroom library!!), sports (I am the athletic director at ADSA), and my family (wife and three daughters).