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ISK LEADERSHIP

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Principal

Benjamin Tamte has been in the field of education for over seventeen years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in both Spanish Education and History Education from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. He furthered his studies by earning both his Masters of Arts in Educational Administration and Principal Licensure through the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Mr. Tamte’s experiences in education are varied. He began teaching bilingual math and science in Spanish and English in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He later taught social studies, Advanced Placement US and World History, as well as Spanish Language and Culture, as well as Spanish immersion social studies at various times in San Antonio, Texas, Bangkok, Thailand, and Minnetonka, Minnesota. During this time, Mr. Tamte has served as a coach, mentor teacher, department head, athletic coordinator, assistant principal, and principal.
Throughout his career in education, Mr. Tamte has been committed to increasing both understanding and communication at his schools by stressing the importance of open dialogue and interaction across all cultures and between all stakeholders. He has worked to increase the opportunities offered to all students by helping to provide them with the tools necessary to gain entrance into quality higher education institutions all over the world.