Benjamin Dexter



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Benjamin Dexter

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Wasilla High School! I’m very excited to be part of the WHS team. I am a lifelong Alaskan who has lived and taught in Tuluksak, Anchorage, and Tok before coming to Wasilla. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English from Principia College in Illinois, and my teaching certification through the State of Alaska.


I can't imagine living anywhere other than Alaska. There's so much to do and so many places to explore. My family and I love to fish, hike, pick berries, and camp in summer. In winter we love ice-fishing and playing out in the snow. Spending time with my family is by far my favorite pastime. I also love listening to and making music. I'm a big baseball, football, and hockey fan. Of course, I also love to read.


My mission this year is to improve student lives by inspiring life-long learners and igniting passion for literature. I strive to make English relevant and exciting to all students, and to work to meet their individual needs and interests. I encourage parents to contact me by phone or email for class updates, assignment information, or any questions. Thanks.