This is the place where you get to know a little bit more about me!
Education and TeachingI have an AA from Cumberland County College, a BA in History/Social Studies from Rowan University and a MED from Wilmington College of Delaware. I taught for the Atlantic County Alternative High School which serviced students from Atlantic City, Pleasantville, Egg Harbor Township, Buena and Hammonton. It was a very interesting and rewarding experience but I was offered a position in my hometown of Vineland in 1998 to teach World Cultures. I taught US and World History for four years there before leaving for a teaching position at Hammonton High School. I wanted to do this so that I could seek an elected position on the Vineland Board of Education. Since then, I have been elected twice to serve in this capacity and have enjoyed continuing my participation in the Vineland Public Schools. I did not run for reelection after 2008. I am fortunate that I got to be a part of the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District and experience two different types of school systems that operate in different ways. I taught History/Social Studies for eight years prior to becoming an Assistant Principal at Woodstown High School in 2005. I served as the Principal of Woodstown Middle School from January 2014 until June 30, 2015 and now I am serving as a District Level employee as the Instructional Facilitator of Secondary Education, Grade 6-12.
I am a veteran of the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged after four years of service in 1990. My experience allowed me to travel extensively throughout our country and the world. It also gave me the focus to realize my true calling to education. My service to our country was the most pertinent part of my education that led me to the place that I am today. It taught me about making good decisions and following through on my goals.
I have two children, Sera who is a junior at Rowan University and Samuel who is a senior at WHS. I am married to Karen Muracco, who I am sure many of you know from her children who have gone through Woodstown High School. My family is the heart and soul of what makes me the person that I am.
I enjoy the outdoors for camping, hunting and fishing. I love my job and the Woodstown family that has made me feel like I am a part of something that breathes life to the word "community". I am so proud to be serving you and look forward to another great year in 2018/2019.