Ben Rengstorf

Hello, I'm happy to be a part of the Ramsey Rhino staff. My roles include teaching ESL and Spanish. I've been teaching for 10 years, and before that I was a carpenter, food service worker, basketball referree, among other things. I'm passionate about language and all it's modalities (reading, writing, speaking, listening). I'll be working alongside students to enrich our individual and collective language. Here is the mission statement that is up in my classroom:

We strive to become independent readersthoughtful writerseloquent speakersactive listenerscritical thinkers, and kind people.

As independent readers, we read what interests us.

As thoughtful writers, we write about what is important to us.

As eloquent speakers, we express complex ideas.

As active listeners, we question what we hear.

As critical thinkers, we search for insightful ideas.

As kind people, we seek to understand each other.


Ben Rengstorf |
Teacher, English as a Second Language (ESL) | Spanish Language
Ramsey Middle School | Minneapolis Public Schools