Gilbert, Arizona, July 22, 2022 - Benjamin Franklin Charter School has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Arizona Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."

“We are grateful to our employees for voting Benjamin Franklin Charter School as the Top Workplace for 2022,” said David Farnsworth, Executive Director of Benjamin Franklin Charter School, “We recognize that we must have the best employees who genuinely care about each other and the families we serve to advance our mission. We strive to cultivate a healthy culture where our employees are supported and given the tools needed to be successful. “The Franklin Way” is one of the tools used to provide clarity on who we are. Our Core Values that comprise “The Franklin Way” are Practice & Emulate Virtue, Be Intellectually Curious, Have a Growth Mindset, Be Intentionally Positive, and Promote Civility. These values come to life through our dedicated employees who make all the difference in the lives of our Franklin communities.”

“Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools is entering its 28th year of operations in the East Valley. We have always had a focus on excellence in education while providing a high-quality classical and traditional experience for our students and families,” said James Candland, President of Benjamin Franklin Charter School, “We have purposefully created a culture and environment within our organization that focuses on people and results, which in turn has created a dynamic workplace. We wouldn’t be honored with this recognition without our exceptional teachers and staff, and we are deeply grateful for their commitment to our mission, vision, values, and goals.”


About Benjamin Franklin Charter School

Benjamin Franklin Charter School is one of Arizona's first charter schools and has been "Educating Arizona...One Student at a Time"​ for nearly three decades. We offer our students not only a world-class education, but also extracurricular activities, fine-arts programs, and athletic programs. We have three elementary (K-6) campuses and one junior high/high school (7-12) campus located in Arizona's East Valley. Our campuses rank within the top 10% of Arizona's 445 districts. Not only do we surpass state standards for educational achievement, but, we also develop virtuous, educated leaders prepared to lead a full and honorable life. We are actively hiring for multiple roles, with additional information available on our Careers Page.

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Benjamin Franklin Charter School, (480) 264-3710


Benjamin Franklin Charter School (BFCS) is a 2022 Top Workplace in Arizona

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