Hello! My name is Benjamin Banner and this will be my second year teaching with the wonderful fourth grade team at Shekou International School. I moved to Shekou over a year ago with my wife Sherri and our two young sons, Ezra and Arlo. I grew up in Washington State, USA, in the beautiful San Juan Islands! My wife and I have spent six years teaching internationally in a variety of countries. Our sons were both born in Singapore though we lived across the border in Johor, Malaysia. As a lifelong learner with an appreciation for culture and life experience I am extremely excited to continue teaching fourth grade at SIS. I have a strong belief that all students can achieve greatness when given the right support and opportunities. My classroom facilitates independent, critical thinkers who know how to solve problems and feel empowered to explore their passions. I chose to teach at Shekou International School because I believe in the caring community and rigorous education that defines the SIS experience!