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Mr. Michael Masterson

Services & Scholarships

In light of the recent loss of Mr. Michael Masterson, a celebration of his life and work will be held Monday, June 25 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the BFHS auditorium.

Mr. Masterson had been faculty member at Benjamin Franklin since the fall of 2013.


Mr. Masterson dedicated his life to education, serving students from diverse backgrounds including China, California, Louisiana and in his home state of Michigan. He taught math, physics and computer science at the high school through university levels. In addition to teaching, he was a contributing editor for the nationally-acclaimed Pearson Calculus AP edition textbook (2017). He held degrees in physics, mathematics, and digital electronics technology. Masterson was also an accomplished musician, playing guitar, violin, flute and dulcimer in various bands throughout his lifetime.


Masterson dedicated himself to advocating for teachers while building collaborative bridges within school infrastructures . He was instrumental in organizing the United Teachers of Franklin, and represented the BFHS faculty as a featured speaker at the  2016 National Charter Schools conference.

BFHS and the Masterson family are honored to announce a scholarship in commemoration of Mr. Masterson’s passion for computer science. The scholarship will recognize exemplary student work in this field. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the scholarship fund.

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