He was principal at David Hicks Elementary School in Inkster Michigan a few years back. He was an awesome influence on the students I guess because he was not just the principal but he was also a friend to them. As the article states "He is strict" yes he was but the kids all had respect for him. He took the time to listen and understand the kids. I have never known a better influence in my daughters life.My daughter is now in High school and still praises him and so do I. Thank you Ben for being a part of our lives and a great friend as well.