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Ben Daley is the Chief Academic Officer and Chief Operating Officer for High Tech High (HTH). He also acts as an advisor to fifteen high school students and teaches and advises students in the HTH Graduate School of Education. Ben joined High Tech High to teach physics as a founding faculty member in fall 2000. He was the second director of High Tech High Original Recipe. Ben is a New Hampshire native who moved to San Diego, CA at the first opportunity. As a student at Haverford College, Ben majored in physics and was credentialed to teach secondary physics and math. After graduation, he traveled to the Philippines and taught science and math at an international school in Manila. Upon his return to the U.S., he taught physics and AP physics at the Madeira School, a girls boarding school in suburban Washington, D.C. He then moved to California to coach basketball and to teach physics at Pomona and Pitzer Colleges. Ben earned an M.A. in science education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a member of the fifth class of Aspen-Pahara Education Fellows and a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.