Benjamin Kelly is an experienced STEM teacher in the Anglophone East School District of New Brunswick, Canada. He teaches grade 6-12 STEM at a small but mighty rural school where he strives to provide a world-class, authentic and future-proof learning experience through his "STEMpathy" program. He started Canada's first K-12 Dronography (Academic Drone) Program in 2014 and is a published education researcher in the area of Universal Design for Learning. Benjamin's students work daily with cutting-edge technology including the Microsoft HoloLens and Surface Studio, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality devices and Minecraft Education Edition. The experiences don't stop there as his students explore coding and hands-on skilled trades adventures that are truly innovative. Benjamin is the proud recipient of the following recent recognitions for his work in education:
- The Canadian Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Teaching STEM for 2019 & 2018.
- FETC High School North American STEM Excellence Award 2020.
- The New Brunswick Minister's Award for Education Excellence in 2018.
- Officially named an N.B. Innovator in 2018 by the New Brunswick government.
- The New Brunswick Inspirational STEM Teacher of the Year for 2017.
- WorkSafeNB Teacher of the Year 2018.
- National Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Education 2017.
- Anglophone East School District Supplemental Position of Responsibility for Innovative Design 2017
- Anglophone East School District Supplemental Position of Responsibility for STEM 2012-2016
- Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow
- Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2017 (Past Advisory Board Role)
- Official Global Minecraft Mentor (Class of 2017)
- TeachSDGs Ambassador (Class of 2017)