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Stafford principal and teacher finalists in Post education contest

From Stafford County Schools

Stafford County Public Schools says Benjamin Diggs, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher at North Stafford High School, and Robert Bingham, Principle of H. H. Poole Middle School, as finalists in the Washington Post Teacher and Principal of the Year contests.


Diggs, in his seventh year of teaching, taught AP computer science, programming, design, and keyboarding before becoming North Stafford’s Instructional Technology Resource Teacher.


Viewed as a role model for everyone, Diggs is unfailingly patient and empathetic, and at the same time an incredibly clear communicator. He urges everyone to “be the most incredible human being that you can be in this world. Make an everlasting impact on the people you come into contact with and love everyone. Be resilient, be kind, and always remember who you are and what you stand for.”


Diggs earned a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality and tourism management and a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Virginia Tech. He earned his Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Mary Washington. He is currently pursuing his educational specialist degree in educational leadership from Old Dominion University.


Bingham has six years of leadership experience as a principal in Stafford County Public Schools, and works incredibly hard to ensure that his staff and students have everything they need to be successful. He praises them because he truly believes in them and their efforts. Bingham provides opportunities for his staff to grow and believes that everyone should reach their potential.


Bingham earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from James Madison University and his Master of Education in educational leadership from George Mason University.

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