Home / Garner, Ben


  • How long have you been teaching?

15 years in total.

  • How long have you been teaching at THS?

11 years at THS.

  • Past careers?

EC teacher at WMS (4 years).

Currently in the North Carolina National Guard with 25+ years total service.  Served three years active Army prior to going to college, worked as a land surveyor for two years after college.

  • Children/Family/Pets?

Two kids, Daughter (Josie 16), Son (Jeb 12).

Wife (Amy) teacher in A6.

One dog Rocky, Two cats Augustus, and Tiger.

  • Where are you from (Born/Raised)?

Roxboro, North, Carolina Penson County.

  • Where did you go to college?

Haywood Community College class of 98.

Western Carolina University class of 2000, Grad school class of 2010.

  • Hobbies?

Hunting, Fishing, Construction, Farming, Camping, Spending time with family.

  • Fun facts about you?

I’ve traveled to 38+ countries.


Contact Information

  • Position Title: EC Teacher
  • E-mail address: bgarner@haywood.k12.nc.us

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