Here's a few things that you should know about me...past, present, and future!
- My first college degree is a B.A. in Criminology, with minors in Psychology and Sociology from Central CT State Univ.
- Before teaching, I was the full-time program director at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center in Southington. Along with overseeing the day camp program for pre-K - 5th grade campers, I ran all of the group and family programs during the school year. These included team-building, character education, and environmental education.
- I went back to school and earned my M.S. in Education from the University of Bridgeport. I was a yearlong intern at Griswold School at the time.
- My student teaching experience was with Mrs. Dori Bosko in first grade at Griswold School.
- Since then, I have taught half-time kindergarten (2 years) and third grade (4 years) - now I'm in my 8th year of full-time kindergarten.
- A few years ago, I completed a program for a Masters degree in Elementary Reading and Language Arts from the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT.
- I was honored to represent Griswold School as Teacher of the Year in for the 2017-2018 school year.
- I live in Kensington with my wife, Melissa. We have a daughter (Grace, 10) and a dog (Gus).
- I am a Boston sports fan...my favorite sports team is the New England Patriots. I try to go to a game each season.
- My extracurricular activities include: golfing, playing basketball, and boogie boarding in R.I. I also love to help out with my daughter's sports teams.
- A few favorites to learn a little bit more about me:
- Author - Too many good ones to name, but I do love Todd Parr books
- Book - Too many to name, but I do love The Peace Book by Todd Parr
- Color - Orange
- Food - Seafood - shrimp and lobster :)
- Snack - Chips and Salsa from Chili's
- Ice Cream - anything from the frozen yogurt places :) and mint chocolate chip
- Beverage - Hot Coffee in the winter; Iced Coffee in the summer
- 'Board' Game - Scrabble & Yahtzee
- Video Game - Mario Cart
- Card Game - Rummy
- Roller Coaster - Expedition Everest (Disney)
- Vacation Spot - Newport, R.I.
- Disney Character - Good Ol' Fashion Mickey Mouse
- Superhero - Spiderman...Wonder Woman is pretty awesome though!