Mr. Bonica

Sbonica2@schools.nyc.gov

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

Mr. De Celestino - Art and Yearbook

BDecele@schools.nyc.gov

Mr. DeCelestino received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York Institute of Technology and then continued on to earn his Master of Fine Arts from Lehman College.  He then taught Studio Art at New York Institute of Technology as an adjunct instructor.  Mr. DeCelestino went on to earn the title of Assistant professor before joining the NYC DOE in 2001.  While with the DOE he earned his Masters of Science, Supervisor District Level from Touro College.  He currently teaches Studio Art and Jewelry Design at Rockaway Park High School under his NYC Fine Arts license.  He also works for Kingsborogh Community College as an adjunct Instructor for their College Now Program.

 

 

Mr. Corcoran - Music

Ms. Ruiz - Foreign Language

DRuiz11@schools.nyc.gov

¡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. Mangan - English Language Learners

Mr. Cappellano - Speech and language Therapy

jcappel2@schools.nyc.gov

 

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.