Degrees and Certifications:
BA Secondary Education with a focus in Social Studies from La Salle University MA History from La Salle University MEd Educational Leadership from Lehigh University PhD (expected in 2020) from St. John's University
Mr. John Castaldo
My name is John Castaldo and I teach 7th Grade Social Studies at Grice Middle School. I have taught in Hamilton for almost 10 years and grew up in the town. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD in Literacy from St. John's University. I am a huge New York Yankees and New York Giants fan, spending time with family, and cooking.
The above picture is when I visited Civitavecchia (port city of Rome) in 2016. As social studies teacher, I fully support Anthony Bourdain's stance on travel:
Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.
I have visited 40 states and have seen 20 countries, I try to use these experiences to bring life into my lessons.