Ben Herrington was born in Rapid City, SD, in 1982. He grew up on the prairie outside of the city, spending his time outside of school exploring the grasslands, practicing jujitsu, and playing music. Through school he always did very well in all of his classes, but did best in math. All through high school he played the saxophone in both the symphonic and jazz bands, participated in drama, and enjoyed going to concerts, but the constant was always martial arts.
He received his BS in Mathematics from the South Dakota Sschool of Mines and Technology, his Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary through University of Alaska Southeast, and is now working on his MS in Mathematics through Emporia State University.
He began teaching as a K-12 Math and Science teacher in Crooked Creek, Alaska. He and his wife Rachel moved to Red Lodge after their first child, Abby, was born. He taught middle school math for a year in Red Lodge, then moved to Laurel where he taught 8th-grade math. After a year there he was hired in Joliet, where he is starting his fourth year.
He is currently teaching 7th-Grade Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Dual-Credit Precalculus and Calculus through MSUB.
His interests are martial arts, hiking, climbing, fishing, canoeing, backpacking, music, mathematics, and most of all spending time with his wife and two kids Abby and Gabriel.