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Mr. John Telencio holds a Master’s Degree in Sport and Recreation Administration from Temple University, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the College of New Jersey, four separate educational certificates and graduated with a double major from his undergraduate studies. His eclectic professional resume of Sports Medicine, Educational Leadership, Administration and maritime experiences will certainly connect with students and advance the mission of the Hamilton Township School District.
Mr. John Telencio has provided physical therapy, orthopedic examination and injury/illness prevention strategies while employed by Temple University hospital, Pat Croce’s Sports Physical Therapy Clinic, Hamilton Township Board of Education and the professional sport organizations of Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Wildcats Soccer and Arthur Ashe Development Program.
Mr. John Telncio’s passion for education started 27 years ago while teaching a Sports Medicine honors class for High School students in the Hamilton Township Public School District. He has since taught students ranging from kindergarteners to high school seniors in the disciplines of Health, Environmental Studies, Social Emotional Learning, Peer Leadership and Education through Movement. He has served on many curriculum writing committees including those for Ashe-Bollettieri Off-Court Life Skills, Health/PE Grades K-12th, Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution. He has supervised and conducted staff training for Middle School Multicultural and Environmental Studies, which culminates in a three night field trip to The School of Conservation at Stokes State Forest in New Jersey. Additionally, Mr. T has coordinated and led High School Peer Leadership training for 20 years at Camp Mason, near the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey. He co-wrote and received a National Character Education Grant from the Character Education Partnership (Character.org) and has been a professional presenter at various workshops, convocations and symposiums.
Mr. John Telencio’s love for everything maritime originates from childhood trips to the beach from Trenton, NJ. The day trip vacations were all his family could afford, but they provided him with a lifetime of riches; the spark that ignited his wonder of what lies beneath and beyond the horizon, the appreciation that the sea encompasses all of one’s senses and the courage to explore and connect with humanity and marine life alike.
His professional maritime leadership involvement includes serving as a Board Member for the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild (www.philashipguild.org), being a PADI SCUBA Divemaster and implementing a SCUBA Club for high school students and their parents/guardians. He co-coordinated Marine Biology trips to the Marine Resource Center in Key Largo Florida for over a decade. High school students participated in classroom lessons, lab activities and snorkeling excursions to identify and analyze the symbiotic relationship between sea grass nurseries, mangrove ecology and coral reef habitats. Mr. John Telencio served on the New Jersey Marine Education Association’s Executive Board (NJMEA) for over 5 years. He collaboratively planned the annual professional development workshop “Teach at the Beach” for Marine Biology Teachers, contributed articles to the NJMEA publication the Sea Horse, founded the NJMEA SCUBA Club and created a summer workshop that brought both SCUBA divers and marine biologists together for special educational events. Two examples are SCUBA diving in Dutch Springs quarry to evaluate the impact of zebra mussels, as well as inlet diving and collecting species for the Point Pleasant Beach Aquarium and applying husbandry procedures. Mr. T is a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist with Division 5, Flotilla 79 Barnegat Bay and serves as the Flotilla Officer for Diversity.
Mr. T’s other personal enjoyments include bicycling in an annual, week long, 500 mile charity “Anchor House Ride for Runaways”, serving a as a Board Member for Camp Fire NJ (www.campfirenj.com) playing the guitar, photography and spending time with his wife on the Barnegat Bay aboard their vessel “If You Believe”.