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Our Team


Ben Hempel
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.

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The Scholar AthELITE Mentors are student leaders from Villa Park High School. They are trained in our program and counseled throughout the mentor program.

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Teddy Vo
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.

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