My name is Ben Markham and this is my eleventh year as an educator and first year at Skyway Elementary! I am so excited to be back at the elementary level! I will be working with third, fourth, and fifth graders this year in the ALP classroom in both math and language arts.
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 Certificate in Schoolwide Technology Integration. I've 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. Over the years I have lived in Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. I have been married to my wife Christy for sixteen plus 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.