Ben Rengstorf

Hello, I'm happy to be a part of the Justice Page 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 its 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 readers, thoughtful writers, eloquent speakers, active listeners, critical 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
Justice Page Middle School | Minneapolis Public Schools