Benjamin Mann

Ben Mann

3-4 Homeroom Teacher


With a passion for learning, Benjamin spends most of his life looking for meaning, and is driven by his passion to make the world and all of its inhabitants more consciously interconnected. Specifically, through the medium of writing, Ben connects three big P’s of education (Psychology, Philosophy, and Physics) to one another and finds ways to communicate complex concepts into simple and easy-to-comprehend ideas that showcase the interdependent nature of our shared and personal realities. 

Benjamin graduated with a B.S. in Psychology & Philosophy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His areas of study included: therapeutic coping techniques, psycho-social development, educational psychology, moral and ethical theories (particularly those revolving around social justice), and a blend of eastern and western philosophy. It was also during this time he discovered the benefits of incorporating Zen meditative practices and thought into daily life rituals. It is with great joy he will be integrating these elements into the classroom in order to fully capture the power we have as individuals to influence the world in which we live, in both subtle and magnificent ways.

In his free time, you will likely find Benjamin either reading books on theoretical physics, cosmology, quantum mechanics, psycho-social dynamics, social and economic justice, OR writing blog posts and revising his young adult novel exploring the meaning of life. He often spends time out in nature hiking, meditating, or star gazing while contemplating cosmological purposes as both an individual and a collective whole.

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