8th Grade English Teacher, Yuma Middle School • Yuma School District 1, Northeast Colorado BOCES

Benjamin Inouye, M.Ed., is an 8th Grade English Teacher at Yuma Middle School in Yuma School District 1 in the Northeast Colorado BOCES. He received his bachelor's degree (English Teaching) from Brigham Young University and his master's degree (Literacy: Curriculum and Instruction) from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ben's roles within the district are various and sundry: teacher, middle school wrestling coach, high school cross country coach, bus driver, and advisor to the Anime Club. He speaks Spanish, Cambodian, and a smidgeon of Mandarin. He and his beautiful wife, Beth, are blessed with four best-friends-for-life: Emiko, Rose, David, and Mai Li. Ben is currently enrolled in the Cultivating Compassion for Ourselves and Others digital certificate.