Ben Kang ’13 joined St. Andrew’s in the fall of 2023 as a math teacher, who coaches football and lacrosse. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Ben has always called St. Andrew’s his true home ever since he graduated in 2013. Ben attended Haverford College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. At Haverford, Ben was a member of the men’s lacrosse team for two seasons and also competed for the Korean National Lacrosse Team during the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship in Denver. He recently received a master’s degree in teacher leadership from Mount Holyoke College; his capstone project focused on supporting and retaining teachers of color in independent schools.
Ben has taught math at Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, where he also served as a dorm head and student advisor and coached lacrosse and football, and has taught seventh and eighth grade math at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, where he was also the Korean language instructor, a member of the DEI Committee, and an AAPI Affinity Group leader.
Aside from teaching, Ben is an avid fan of horror movies and Korean TV shows. He is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.