Welcome to my page. I am Mr. Carozza and I have been teaching in the Ridgefield Public School system for 12 years now, in both Slocum Skewes and the High School. Overall I have been teaching for 19 years. In addition to teaching, I have served the school as a coach for the football and softball teams. I have a bachelors in Business Administration from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, where I also received my masters degree in Educational Technology. Prior to becoming a teacher I worked as an investment banker in New York City. After 9/11 I discovered my passion for working with kids and set forth to become a teacher. In addition to teaching, I operate two businesses: A personal training business where I work with athletes to help them develop their strength, speed, and avoid injury, as well as a financial planning business. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and three young children, as well as cooking, jiu-jitsu, and playing golf in any spare time I have.
Below are some quotes that sum up my philosophy on education and success in my class:
"What got you where you're at won't get you where you want to be!"
"When the student is ready the teacher will appear"
"Struggling is not the problem...QUITTING is!" - Lee Rubin
"A man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them" - Mark Twain
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody can see and thinking what nobody has thought" - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering" - Teddy Roosevelt
"Your level of success is in direct proportion to your level of effort and work!"
If you have any questions please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org