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Focus on the Faculty: Benjamin Bartoldus
Date: 10/11/2017

Ben with studentsThis year at Cardigan we welcomed five new faculty members to our community, and each week we will take a moment to introduce them. In this article, we proudly welcome Benjamin Bartoldus to the Gates Program!

Why did you choose Cardigan?

“After graduating from Proctor Academy in 2010, I’ve developed a strong desire to work within a prep-school community. I felt Cardigan was the perfect place to start, as it offers a nurtured community and the academic foundation for aspiring students. The esteemed athletic program was also a draw, as I can share my athletic experiences and coach the next generation of athletes.”

What were you doing before Cardigan? 

“Immediately after graduating from Brandeis University in 2014, I entered the realm of collegiate coaching—joining the staff at New England College. After two years under Head Coach Charlie Mason, I felt compelled to shift the manner in which I helped others. I took a step out of the world I knew and accepted a job at Genesis Behavioral Health in Laconia, NH. I found balance from this intensive endeavor, assisting Gregor Makechnie, Scott Allenby, and the varsity basketball program at Proctor Academy. It was a true blessing.”

Ben with studentsWhat are you teaching?

“I am teaching the Charles C. Gates Innovation & Invention classes. I work with both the sixth and seventh grade as a teacher/coach, aiming to guide the imaginative mind through the process of creation.”

What are you coaching?

“This fall, I’ve been coaching the Varsity Cross Country team with Coach Julie Levine. During the winter season, I will be the Varsity Basketball Coach—which I am extremely excited for, I can’t wait until the season kicks off. Finally, I will be working with the boys on Reserve Lacrosse this spring.”

What are you excited about?

“I am really excited to be a part of this community and am looking forward to the coming basketball season!”
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