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Mr. Ben Gerlicher

My name is Ben Gerlicher, Mr. G to the students, and this is my 3rd year teaching Walk-to-Math at Lake Forest Park. I have a son in 6th grade and a daughter in 3rd grade, both in Seattle.

I’m from Oregon and received a BA in Physics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. While my degree is in physics, I took classes in every department and traveled abroad to Ecuador for a semester. I later earned my teaching certificates from Western Washington University. After student teaching, I ended up starting my own business and finally returned to teaching after 12 years. Nice to be back!

With the small number of students in the WTM, my classroom is a mix between serious classroom, one on one tutoring, a hopefully a bit of fun. I give plenty of time in class to complete the assigned work and rarely assign extra homework. We will be doing a few projects during the year, ending the year with air-powered rockets.

If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to email me at

Ben Gerlicher