Ben Ostrom joined the Louisa Boren STEM K-8 community as Principal at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. Mr. Ostrom came to STEM from Highland Park Elementary, where he was Principal for four years. He is committed to STEM learning and the expansion to a K–8.
Mr. Ostrom is passionate about learning, and about students applying STEM subjects to understand and affect the world around them. He believes that families are our most important learning partners.
Prior to Highland Park, Mr. Ostrom served as Principal at Orca K–8 for seven years. He also spent three years as Principal at Loyal Heights Elementary and served as a classroom teacher for nine years.
Mr. Ostrom’s professional preparation includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University. He completed the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington. He received a Golden Apple Award for Educational Excellence from KCTS-Washington Public Television in 1999 and an A+ Award from the Alliance for Education in 1998. In 1997 he received an EDS Leadership in Learning award and Washington Software Foundation Innovation in Teaching Award.