Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education BA Certifications: Mathematics 5-9 Elementary Education Physical Education K-12 ESOL Endorsement
Career: I started teaching in Marion County Public Schools in 2006 at Harbour View Elementary School. I taught for 2 years in 2nd grade then was moved up to 5th grade to teach Reading/Social Studies. I taught Reading/Social Studies in 5th grade for 5 years until I was able to switch over to teaching 5th grade Math/Science which is what I prefer teaching. After 3 years I decided it was time to find a job closer to home so I moved to Fort King Middle to teach Intensive Math to 6th and 7th graders. Two years later I found the opportunity to work even closer to home here at Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary and here I am teaching 4th grade Math/Science.
Personal: I was born in New Jersey, but was mainly raised in South Florida (reason for being a Hurricane fan). I went to college at Broward Community College then transferred to Florida Atlantic University to finish my Elementary Education degree in 2006. I got married around this time to my wife Jennifer Ceruto who also works as a teacher at Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary. I have 3 wonderful children and our dog that keeps life very interesting at home. I like to read and do anything physically active when I have extra time on my hands.