While undoubtedly many teachers on the Mid-Shore have celebrated 50 years or more in educating our young people in the region, it is hard to imagine for more a diverse background than Ben Dize.
Ben has had the unique experience of teaching in the Kent County Public Schools system for 30 years, and then immediately followed that up with now 20 years at the Gunston School outside of Centreville. All in the field of art education.
During those five decades, Ben has been a careful observer of the benefits and sometimes challenges that come with both public and private education, but even more so with the impact that art education has on young people.
The Spy drove over to Gunston a few weeks ago to spend a few moments with Ben to record his reflections on education and his love of teaching.
This video is approximately three minutes in length. For more information about the Gunston School please go here