Buffalo Sabres December 2021 Teacher of the Month

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Buffalo Sabres December 2021 Teacher of the Month


Ben E Allio


Jordan Elbridge Central School District

Classroom Team:

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Ben Allio and I’ve been teaching for over 31 years. I presently teach fifth grade science and have also taught grades 1, 4 and 6. Each grade has its own challenges and rewards. I got into teaching because of the rewards of educating children. Watching their expressions show excitement and surprise as they finally understand a concept and embracing their enthusiasm. I have participated in various community activities ranging from school dances and festivities to sports and toy drives. It is truly an enlightening career.

Who is your favorite NHL® player and why?

Wayne Gretzky because he was able to play the sport at a high level without fighting. He set a good example for younger players.

What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?

The students really enjoy learning about the link between Hockey and STEM. They get excited about how concepts they have a grasp on relate to the sport of hockey.

If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?

Goaltender because it is a challenging position with great rewards.