Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Management - Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Palm Beach Atlantic University) C.E. In Business/Finance/Economics (NJDOE) Emergency Medical Technician #617172 (NJDOH)
Hi! I am Mr. Durante. I went to Monroe Township High School, graduated in 2015 and went to Brookdale Community college majoring in Early Childhood Education and Business Management. After a year, I transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach FL where I continued my Business education as an Small Business Entrepreneurship major. I learned all about what it takes to be a successful business professional.
After graduating from PBA, I moved to the beautiful Kerr County Texas to work in a medium sized Foster Care ranch. It was an amazing experience where I learned all about taking care of children from all walks of life. After spending around 4-5 months there, I decided I wanted to take my experience, in childcare, to the classroom. I returned to NJ and went back to working for the YMCA as a Site Supervisor until I finished getting my Alternate route teacher certification. After getting my certification I taught at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High for the remainder of the school year as a long term sub. I began working for Nottingham High soon after, and I am glad to be here!
During my time in High School and College, I never had a job that did not involve working with children. I first started in Middle School as an assistant soccer coach and referee. Then, in High School I was a camp counselor and Aftercare Instructor for a STEM enrichment company. All while still coaching and playing soccer. Through College I continued my job as an aftercare instructor and then I became a site supervisor for the YMCA which was very fun and exciting.
Today, I continue my passion for working with students and children. I coach a soccer team in Central NJ and I travel all around the world working with kids from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. My hobbies include: Soccer of course!!! (I go to every NY Red Bulls game with my friends SHOUT OUT TO SECTION 101), I am a volunteer Firefighter/EMT at a fire department and an EMT, I also travel anywhere I can in my free time. Also in my free time I love to learn other languages. I have been studying Italian for the past 9 years (parli Italiano?).