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Academic Dean & Director of Clinical Sites
As Chief Academic Officer of High Tech High, Ben Daley serves as the Academic Dean and Director of Clinical Sites for the HTH GSE. Ben joined High Tech High to teach physics as a founding faculty member in fall 2000. He was the second director of the original High Tech High. As a student at Haverford College, Ben majored in physics and was credentialed in secondary physics and math. After graduation, he traveled to the Philippines and taught science and math at an international school in Manila. Upon his return to the U.S., he taught physics and AP physics at the Madeira School, a girls’ boarding school in suburban Washington, D.C. He then moved to California to coach basketball and to teach physics at Pomona and Pitzer Colleges. He earned an M.A. in science education at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of California, San Diego.
Ben's research interests include student voice in new teacher development and the emerging field of improvement research, which is an effort to scale up good ideas in education using a broad range of both outcome and process data. Ben has led work in conjunction with the Hewlett Foundation around spreading deeper learning principles. Follow him on twitter @bendaley.