Benjamin Beams

Instructional Specialist

My name is Ben Beams and I’m excited for my first year as an Instructional Specialist with the Think Tank! I grew up in Springfield, Illinois where I earned an Associate degree in Elementary Education from Lincoln Land Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois – Springfield. Along with being a classroom teacher, I’ve coached football, tutored, mentored, and taught and directed children’s and community theatre.

I’ve lived in Tucson for six years and although the summers are hot, I don’t miss the Midwestern winters at all! I enjoy the NFL (Miami Dolphins) and MLB (St. Louis Cardinals) and I’m the defending champion of my fantasy football league. I also have two cats: Luna and Maxwell.