Join us in celebrating Coach and teacher, Ben Ortiz. Ortiz is both head of the math department and head football coach at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy.
In addition to teaching, Ben shares his experiences and philosophies with the young men and women he interacts with. The kids come to Ben, sharing problems and seeking wisdom with the knowledge that he is open and kind. Ben’s advice always includes turning to God and following his plan. He does it in a way that resonates with the kids and they listen. The best part, he was nominated by a parent at the school, Colleen. His influence goes beyond the students he teaches to touching parent’s lives as well.
As Colleen states, ‘We are all lucky to have him in our lives.’
To honor Ben this past week, the staff gathered all of the students during lunch time so that he could receive his award and be congratulated by them all.
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