Ben Shuldiner has worked in the field of education for over 15 years as a teacher, principal, and professor. Ben was the founder and, until recently, principal of the High School for Public Service (HSPS), in Brooklyn, NY. Under Ben’s leadership, HSPS received numerous awards for its outstanding success. HSPS was named one of the top 50 high schools in New York City by the Daily News and received a Bronze Medal from US News and World Report, putting it among the top schools in the country. In 2010, HSPS was named the top Title I school in New York, the first time a high school has ever won this award. Ben also led innovative projects at HSPS that gained national notoriety, from the creation of a fully functioning acre organic farm to a school-wide grading curriculum focused on mastery and proficiency.
Earlier in 2005, Ben had been selected after a nationwide search to receive the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service for an Individual 35 Years of Age and Under. Ben has also been an adjunct lecturer at Baruch College, School of Public Affairs and Brooklyn College, School of Education. His most recent endeavor is to join City University of New York (CUNY), fulltime, where he is serving as the Distinguished Lecturer of Education Leadership and Program Coordinator of the Administration and Supervision Program at Hunter College. Ben received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and his MSEd from Baruch College.