Grindstaff, Ben

My name is Ben Grindstaff  and I am honored to be a part of Uwharrie Charter Academy!  I am originally from the mountains of North Carolina.  A tiny town called Burnsville was home for 20 years of my life.  I grew up on a 90 acre farm and was the first in my family to attend a university.  Appalachian State University was where the next phase of my life took place.  I graduated from App State with a B.S. in History and a M.A. in Educational Media/Instructional Technology.  My wife and I are both App State grads and we still go to the football games.  Go Mountaineers!  This experience has led me to press my students that college is of the most importance.  I am blessed with my wife Ashley, our daughter Paige (3) and our son Carson (6 months).  Teaching is my passion and I love learning.  I believe as teachers we are learners as well and that is what makes it great.