Welcome!

Intruducing Myself

I'm Ken Beck.  I'm one of the math teachers on the 8th grade "Fireworks" team.  I also teach Geometry.  (Some students on the team may have another teacher if they are enrolled in "telescoped math".)

I grew up in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  I went to college at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.

I have two sons.  Jonah graduated from Henry High School in Minneapolis and is a freshman at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA.  He is majoring in music.  Toby is a junior (11th grade) at Henry High School and is also taking PSEO classes at the University of Minnesota.  My wife, Sheri, works at the University of Minnesota as a transfer advisor at the College of Education and Human Development.  We also have a black lab named Pepper and three cats (Bella, Jazzy, and Freiheit).

I've been teaching high school or middle school since 1995.  I have been teaching math in Minneapolis since 2001, and I've been at Sanford Middle School since 2010.

Some of my hobbies include reading, biking, photography, playing the guitar and ukulele, and playing games (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic:  The Gathering, Starfinder, Mage Wars, Talisman, Descent, and others).

You can e-mail me at Ken.Beck@mpls.k12.mn.us.  Thanks!

Mr. Beck at Split Rock Light House
At Split Rock Light House!
Mr. Beck and his family at Rocky Mountain National Park
At Rocky Mountain National Park in 2017!