It is great. You get to meet and see students in a different environment that most teachers to get experience. You also get to share with them and teach them the things you are most passionate about, as well as be outside for most of the day.
How long have you been teaching?
This will be my sixth year teaching, but fourth as a full time teacher. I started out part time at Niskayuna.
Where did you go to college?
Springfield College in Massachusetts for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees.
When did you first find your interest in fitness?
I have always been involved in sports since I was very young. My parents were both PE teachers and got me involved in a lot of different activities very early. In high school, I played three sports and in college, I did as many intramural sports as I could.
Baseball–I played it the most growing up. I have also coached it for 8 years. I was able to bring a 15u team to the Babe Ruth World Series in Arkansas one year.
Favorite sports team?
The Yankees and Arsenal
I do not listen to a lot of music. I mostly put on podcasts while I am in the car.
Did you have braces as a kid?
I was very lucky and never had to wear braces or any type of retainers growing up.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookies n’ Cream
Favorite pizza topping?
Meet Coach Vatalaro
What’s it like being a P.E. Teacher? Best JOB EVER! So rewarding.
How long have you been teaching? 5 years
Where did you go to college? Springfield, Massachusetts. The mascot is a panther.
When did you discover in interest in fitness: I was in middle school and my parents were divorcing. It gave me a release from the stress.