Hello! My name is Benjamin Banner and I have moved to Shekou, China with my wife Sherri and our two sons, Ezra and Arlo. I am originally from Washington State, USA, in the beautiful San Juan Islands. My wife and I have spent the last nine years teaching in Guatemala, Malaysia, and China. My education and expertise come from my time in the classroom as well as a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University. As a lifelong learner with an appreciation for travel and life experience I am extremely excited to teach 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 SIS because I believe in the caring community and rigorous education that defines the Shekou International School experience!