Friday, January 30, 2009

Spotlight on Ms. Capodanno

Ms. Toni Capodanno

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

Woodbury City Public School District


Toni Capodanno

College(s) and degrees(s):

Kean College, Union, NJ: BA Early Childhood, MA Curriculum& Instruction, MA ESL and Bilingual Supervision Certification
Cambridge College: Masters Educational Administration

Work experience:

Elementary teacher, ESL teacher, Curriculum Specialist, Assistant Principal, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

Favorite books
o fiction: The Secret Life of Bees
o nonfiction: The House of Sand and Fog

Favorite television show:

Grey's Anatomy

Last movie I loved:

Cold Mountain

Music CD that I have almost worn out from repeated playing:

Cold Play's Viva La Vida

Person (living or not) that I’d like to have lunch with and why:

I'd like to have lunch with Mother Theresa. She has always been an inspiration to me. Her fragile demeanor contradicted her inner strength and humility. She was (and remains to this day) a wonderful example of how commitment, dedication and compassion for others can achieve the unimaginable.

Visiting this place makes me peaceful:

sitting in front of my fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa

One item on my “to do” list that I can’t seem to get to:

I eventually get to all the items on my "to do list"; it's simply a matter of prioritizing.

Favorite animal (domestic or wild):

Horses are strong yet gentle animals. They are reliable and steady. They offer many opportunities for enjoyment whether it is watching them race, work or graze serenely in pastures.

Favorite sports team:


Destination of my fantasy vacation trip:

Tuscany, Italy

Details about the teacher I will never forget who inspired me to enter the profession:

Sister Regina Pacis was my favorite high school teacher. She taught English Literature. The classics came alive when she read them aloud to the class. My favorite memory of her was the day she drew a hidden skeleton head from under a cloth, raised it in the air and spoke these words, "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well." It was right then and there that I knew I had to become a teacher!

A Note from Ms. Capodanno:

I am truly blessed and happy to be among the Woodbury school district family!

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