Name: Benjamin Lewis Roberts
Date of birth: July 4, 1981
Place of Birth: San Francisco, CA
To teach English Language Arts at the secondary level while addressing difficult contemporary issues.
creativity, teamwork, camp experience, organization, problem solving, Classroom experience, Lesson Planning & Design, Skiing/snowboarding, class management,
Praxis II, Rocky Mountain PSIA Member since 2010, Alpine Level II (2012), Children’s Specialist Level II (2013), Freestyle Specialist Level I (2011), AASI Snowboard Level I (2014), Currently Training for Alpine Level III, American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified, American Red Cross First Aid Certified.
2009-Present – Snowsports Staff
Eldora Mountain Resort – Nederland, CO
- Trek Supervisor – 2015-2016
Oversaw 700+ student 6-Week locals Trek Program for ages 3-13.
- Snowsports Instructor – 2009-Present
Taught skiing and snowboarding five or more days a week to students age 2-71, both in private lessons and group lessons in size up to 25 students. Oversaw set up and break down of snowsports terrain. Assisted in organizing and overseeing the children’s center and snowsports staff. Helped train snowsports staff.
2011-Present – Summer Camp & School Age Program Staff
YMCA of Boulder Valley – Boulder, CO
- Director of Y-Riders Bike Camp – Summer 2014.
Oversaw bike camp ranging from Learn to Bike to advanced mountain bike technique in Local Adventures program.
- Director of the Lego Robotics Program – Summer 2012,
designed and planned curriculum and projects for Grades 2-8, oversaw and managed staff, performed budgetary and registration oversight, and maintained camp grounds at Manhattan Middle School.
- Assistant Director of Camp Chief Niwot – Summer 2011.
Ran on-site Operations and programming for Grades K-8, oversaw and managed staff both on-site and for field trips, and acted as an intermediary between campers, staff, parents, and management.
- Director for Period Zero at Platte Middle School – 2012-2014
Oversaw 120 Student Non-Licensed before school program for YMCA School Age Program and Boulder Valley School District with grades 6-8.
- Director Substitute for the School Age Program – 2011-Present
Assisted or oversaw on-site activities and staff for the YMCA After-School Program for grade K-5, building curriculum and running programming for more than ten elementary school locations.
2006-Present Freelance Journalism
- Worked with ESPN, Fox Sports Net, Boulder Weekly, NCAA, KGNU, Kronke Sports, and others producing print and video media.
2006-2008 Team Leader
Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Boulder, CO
- Assistant Manager of the Music Department.
2000-2006 News Director/Office Manager/Production Assistant
Radio 1190 KVCU
- Oversaw staff. Produced programming & advertising.
2000-2004 Camp Staff
Kaliedoscope Arts & Sciences Camp
- Worked with ages k-8 running activities and building curriculum, including Running Sports and Music Production Electives.
2015-2017 Master’s of Education
University of Colorado – Boulder, CO
focus in Secondary English Language Arts.
2000-2006 Bachelor’s of Science
Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Colorado – Boulder, CO
Specialization in Humanities and English
Relevant courses in Child Developmental Psychology, Education, Communications, Ethics, and Philosophy.
1997-2000 Brookline High School
1996-1997 Boston University Academy
1994-1996 Cardigan Mountain School
1995 Center for Talented Youth Summer Program
in Mathematics at Goucher College in MAryland
1989-1994 Edith C. Baker Elementary School
Fluent in English, Intermediate French,
Basic Spanish and Hebrew.
Have taught Skiing in English, French and Spanish.
References available on request.