Director & Trainer
Ben Hempel has been a physical education teacher at Cerro Villa Middle School for 9 years where he specializes in the P.E. Wellness Program. He graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Education. An athletic and academic scholarship took him to NMU to play Quarterback from 2005-2009. Upon graduation Ben moved to California to pursue his Masters Degree in Education while coaching football at the University of La Verne. It's always been his dream to develop a program that gives kids the opportunity to excel both scholarly and athletically.
The Scholar AthELITE Mentors are student leaders from Villa Park High School. They are trained in our program and counseled throughout the mentor program.
Coach & Teacher
Teddy Vo has been a Math Teacher and the Head Track Coach at Villa Park High School for 8 years. He taught Cerro Villa Middle Schools advanced 8th grade math class for 5 years and has hosted numerous middle school track and cross country events.