Hi, I'm Gino Sangiuliano from Barrington, RI. For the past twenty years I have been a dedicated educator that has worn many hats. I began my career as a 4th grade teacher then moved to a grade 1-3 multiage setting. From there I took on a grades 4-5 loop classroom. I then took advantage of an amazing opportunity, working for the Rhode Island Department of Education as an Induction Coach for first year teachers. During this time I also decided to earn a degree in administrative leadership. I returned to the classroom, but this time as an enrichment specialist and instructional coach. I am now the assistant principal of a grades 4 and 5 Elementary School.
I have an amazing wife and two incredible sons. Outside of school I love to listen to music, mostly rock, and I am also a movie buff. I enjoy watching sports and playing tennis, but not nearly as much as I would like to. I organize technology unconferences across the state for educators and my friends consider me a "techie", but I know that I still have a lot to learn. I write a blog called Little Bits of Advice (www.littlebitsofadvice.org) but I would really like to write a young adult novel.
I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics along with an education certification. My career began in Utah teaching junior high math and high school chemistry. I spent 22 years in the classroom as a science teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District. I have taught physics, AP, honors, general and concept level Chemistry. Currently, I am a Professional Development Specialist working in the School of Education at Capella University. During the summer, I facilitate week long workshops for new and experienced chemistry teachers at Hamline University with Prof. Matt Morgan. As a team, we cover content as well as current best practices in the science classroom including inquiry and digital resources. I am also employed by the College Board as an AP Chemistry Consultant where I facilitate day-long to week-long workshops for classroom teachers. I believe one of the best ways to improve my professional practice is to network with teachers from all over the country and I enjoy the opportunities this provides.