My name is John Ponterio and I am teaching Fourth Grade Mathematics and Science this school year. I am really excited about teaching these subjects and look forward to working with your children. Before explaining the curriculum, let me introduce myself!
I grew up in Union Beach and attended Memorial School as a kid. My parents used to own a small deli in town and I have always enjoyed being a part of this community and giving back. Growing up, I played soccer for the Union Beach Cobras and I am happy to see the town's soccer program continuously growing.
As for teaching, I graduated from Georgian Court University in 2010. After graduating, I worked in a few districts as a substitute before being hired as a Basic Skills Instructor in at Memorial School in 2012. Within my first few weeks, our town and school had endured Hurricane Sandy. After the experiences during the 2012-2013 school year I knew I wanted to