SPA will be closed Tuesday, January 23, due to the snow and hazardous driving conditions. Please note that school will be closed entirely on Tuesday, including all classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities. We do not make this decision lightly. Like you, we would much prefer our students to be in school, but today’s extreme weather makes travel unsafe for everyone.
Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.
Bryn S. Roberts
Head of School
Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
Ben Bollinger Danielson
M.Ed., St. Mary's University
Ben Bollinger Danielson teaches ninth grade World History and twelfth grade History of Thought and World Religions in addition to being the History Department's Hamm Family Chair. He has traveled with SPA students to a peace and conflict resolution seminar in Scandinavia and spent time in Liberia in 2000, helping construct and start a school in the remote, northern region during their civil war. Mr. Bollinger Danielson was an accomplished college athlete in track and field, having won five conference championships in different events, and has helped coach the SPA girls soccer teams to the state championships. He was named section coach of the year in 2003. Today, he is head coach of the varsity girls soccer team and advises the school’s book club. He earned a B.A. in history and social studies education from St. Olaf College and an M.Ed. from St. Mary’s University. Before joining the SPA faculty in 2003, he taught in Northfield and Albert Lea. Outside of school, he stays busy with his three young children.