Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Ben West
The 2022-2023 school year will be Mr. West's 19th year as a high school teacher and 12th year in LCPS. Mr. West joined Independence HS in 2020 after teaching at Stone Bridge HS for 9 years. He previously taught at W.T. Woodson High School and South County High School in Fairfax County Public Schools from 2004-2011. Mr. West also coached high school basketball for 12 years and was the head boys basketball coach at Stone Bridge from 2011-2014. Mr. West grew up in a military family (father is a retired 2-star Navy Admiral), and he attended grades K-12 in Virginia, Florida, California, Rhode Island, and Italy . He graduated from W.T. Woodson HS in 1997, and earned his Bachelor's of Science in Video Production with minors in Earth Science and Meteorology from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. Mr. West completed his post-graduate and teacher licensure work at George Mason University. Mr. West currently lives in Ashburn with his wife, Lisa, who is a high school science teacher at Stone Bridge.