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My name is Vincent Sclafani. The students refer to me as Mr. S. This is my 18th year as an educator. All have been spent in the Hamilton District and at G.E. Wilson Elementary School. This is my 17th year teaching 2nd grade. I also taught 3rd grade for one year. I was selected as the Teacher of the Year in 2011 and in 2020! I was recognized as one of New Jersey's Outstanding teachers by the NJ PTA in 2020. Last year I was lucky enough to appear on the "Today Show" for World Teacher's Day!"
A little history about me. I was born in New York City and moved to Staten Island when I was 5 years old. I lived there until I was 14. When I was freshman in high school my family and I moved to Manalapan, New Jersey. I graduated from Manalapan High School in 1997. After high school I attended Brookdale Community College and then went on to Rider University. I graduated from Rider University with my Business Administration Degree in 2001.
While I was looking for a job in the business world I started to substitute teach to earn some income. The more and more I started working with the students, the more I realized that being a teacher was my true passion and calling. I went back to school while still substituting and received my teaching degree from Georgian Court University in 2003.
I am now married, have two beautiful children and reside in Jackson, New Jersey. I am also a kickboxing trainer at CKO Freehold.
My biggest goal when I chose to become an educator was to make a difference in children's lives! I always wanted to be "that teacher" that they will always remeber! I hope I have done that and will continue to do that!