016 : Ben Gunty : English Teacher

Ben

Ben’s made a major career change.

After college, Ben had worked in the corporate offices of Abercrombie & Fitch in Columbus Ohio where he worked on product development and sales analysis.

His strong desire to help others led Ben to leave his job last year and become a classroom teacher. He joined Teach For America and moved to a small rural town in Arkansas where he teaches 7-9th grade English.

You’ll hear from an educator with a strong conviction in his path ahead and who’s willing to make significant sacrifices to achieve his dreams.

“What I started to realize is the biggest impact I could have is to get as deep and mired into this problem as possible and to see it from the most basic level which truly is the teacher level.” – Ben Gunty

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