Phone: 952-496-5802


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters of Education, Second Languages and Cultures Emphasis K-6 Elementary Education license, K-12 English as a Second Language license Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Studies and Communications, Leadership Minor

Mr. Ben Thies

 Kindergarten is such an exciting year. You will make new friends and learn all about letters, sounds, numbers, words, and much more. We will have many “ah-ha!” learning moments! Our class will also learn what it means to be safe, responsible, respectful, and positive while showing Jackson pride. 

I am looking forward to working with you and your child as he/she begins his/her new adventure at Jackson Elementary.

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns throughout the year. 

The best times to reach me via phone (952-496-5802):

Before school: 7:30-8:15
After school: 3:15-3:30

You may always contact me via email as well at bthies@shakopee.k12.mn.us. I am unable to check emails during teaching time. If you have an important message, please send a note with your child or make sure the email is sent before our school time begins.