Degrees and Certifications:
If you clicked on this link you might be curious about my background, so here is a little autobiographical information:
In 1963 my parents moved to the United States from a small town in southern Italy and settled in Schuylkill County, which is about two hours north of York Springs. Growing up surrounded by hills, valleys, and coal mines, I developed an interest in science, especially geology.
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a minor in Earth & Space Science from Kutztown University and a master's Degree specifically in Science Education from Lebanon Valley College. I began teaching at Bermudian Springs Middle School in September 2001. I coached our junior high football teams in 2001 and 2002. For 15 years I coordinated our Middle School Enviro-Thon teams and advised our 8th grade Eagle-Eye News crew. This year will be a new adventure as I move to the high school to teach 9th grade science.
Prior to teaching at Bermudian Springs, I taught junior high science in a private school system. I have also had the pleasure of teaching science classes for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit's Summer Academy Program from 1995 to 2008. My favorite LIU Summer Academy class was "The Chesapeake Bay Eco Tour" which included a three day stay in Calvert County & Solomons Island Maryland.
From 1985 to 1996 I served in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Some of my other interests include reading, cooking, music (playing guitar), travel and outdoor activities like hiking, camping and fishing. My number one priority at this point in my life is spending quality time with my family and close friends.
My personal goal here at Bermudian Springs is to provide the best student-centered science instruction possible. Feel free to email or stop in anytime, I always look forward to meeting my student's parents.