Mr. Bonica

As an alumnus of the NYC Teaching Fellows Cohort 18, I began teaching in 2009. I did my undergraduate work at Rutgers University in English and Geology and attained my Masters of Science Education at CUNY Lehman College. Outside of the classroom I enjoy traveling with my wife, spending quality time with my cats, running competitively, fighting for animal rights and cooking delicious vegan food. I am the change I desire to see in the world.


Spring Syllabi:


Earth Science: Water and Climate; Rocks and Minerals; The Dynamic Earth; Geologic History; Landscapes

Chemistry: Kinetics and Equilibrium; Organic Chemistry; Electrochemistry and Redox; Nuclear Chemistry Environmental Science: Climate Change and associated controversy; Environmental Activism and making a difference.


Ms. Tighe - Physical Education

Mr. Soman - Physical Education

Ms. Huggins - Special Needs

Mr. Corcoran - Music

Ms. Ruiz - Foreign Language

¡Hola! I am Señora Ruiz. I am the World Language Teacher here at Rockaway Park High School. I am also a Special Education Teacher for our school. I teach Spanish Levels 1, 2, and 3 and I prepare students for the NYC LOTE exam (Languages Other Than English.) I am the Restorative Practices Coordinator and I am currently involved with incorporating wellness and mindfulness into the curriculum for the upcoming school year.   I graduated from Molloy College and completed my graduate studies at Stony Brook University.  

Spanish 1, 2, 3 Syllabi  Ruiz Syllabi.pdf 


Ms. Rimer - English Language Learners

Mr. Cappellano - Speech and language Therapy


Mr. J. Cappellano has been providing Speech-Language Therapy, as a Related Service, to students at the Beach Channel Educational Campus for over 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's University, in 1983 and received his Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, from Adelphi University, in 1985. Mr. Cappellano also serves as a therapy consultant for group homes that serve Intellectually Disabled adults, in Brooklyn, New York. Additionally, Mr. Cappellano serves as a summer leave replacement Speech-Language Pathologist in Nassau County.