My name is Ben Markham and this is my twelfth year as an educator and second year at Skyway Elementary! I will be working with third, fourth, and fifth graders this year in the ALP classroom and as the STEAM instructor.
I completed my bachelor's in Elementary Education in 2010 at Whitworth University and completed my Master's Degree at Boise State last year in Educational Technology along with a Master's Certificate in Schoolwide Technology Integration. I have been blessed to work in the Coeur d'Alene School District throughout my career with stops at Dalton Elementary, Hayden Meadows Elementary, Ramsey Elementary, and Lakes Middle School.
I love being able to create meaningful interactions between students and technology in the learning process! We have a lot of great technology in our classroom, and I'm always looking to add to the experience!
Over the years I have lived in Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. I have been married to my wife Christy for seventeen years, and we have two wonderful children - Jacob and Ellie. We enjoy the outdoors - camping, hiking, and playing in nature. In my free time, I can often be found reading a book or playing with my kids in the great outdoors. I am also a baseball and history nut!
Parents - please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year. I am eager to answer questions or help with any issues.