Phone: 517-339-8233 #6326


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Social Science Teaching & English from Michigan State University

Mr. Ben Pineda

Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies!  We'll be looking at US history, from the Declaration of Independence through Reconstruction.  We'll also spend time building on a variety of academic skills, as well as keeping watch on current events.

This is my 30th year at Haslett Middle School... 31.5th year with HPS, and 33rd year overall!   I feel so fortunate to have been able to land in the best community and school district in the state... Go Vikings!!

My basic teacher goals are to:

1) maintain a classroom environment that exemplifies respect for self, others, community, and Mother Earth

2) help students improve their academic skills

3) address current events on a weekly basis

4) teach the early half of US history