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Subjects Taught
Biology Advanced, Biology Honors, Biotechnology - Applied CP, HN BIOLOGY Pomatto, M., OCEANOGRAPHY ADV Pomatto, M.

Education

 

Seton Hall University BSE

MA - Marygrove College



Experience

 

1992 - 2002 - Audubon Jr/Sr High School

(Chemistry, Life Science, and Physical Science)

2002- to present - Ocean City High School

(Biology, Oceanography, Applied Science, and Applied Life Science)



Bio

Originally from Jersey City, NJ - I moved "down the shore" at age 6.  I spent my summer days exploring the forests of rural Egg Harbor Township and can remember when English Creek Road was gravel, and School House Road was dirt.  I spent much of my time as a child finding frogs, turtles, and snakes.  I still remember how excited I would be to tell my parents what I had discovered.  I raised an orphaned raccoon named "Rocky" at the age of 11, and he accompanied me on many of my daily ventures.  I played baseball for Egg Harbor Township until middle school, then began throwing the javelin and pole-vaulting under great coaches like George Wilkinson and Bill Weber.  I continued my football career into high school, further inspired by former Egg Harbor Township football coaches, Gary Schultz, Rich Anderson, Jim Hoagland, and Bruce Wohlrab.  

Coming from a family of teachers, I knew at an early age that I was destined to become a teacher myself.  I knew that my love and knowledge of the Natural World would one day be shared with my students.  My teaching style today is a combination of methods and techniques utilized by each of the outstanding educators that I have had the honor of experiencing throughout my life.  As a teacher and coach, I have the opportunity to touch base with my students both in the classroom and on the playing field. 

Long ago my high school principal, and future superintendent, John Polomano, once said to me as I struggled through a difficult high school workload, "All your hard work and commitment today will pay-off someday."  These words continually resounded in my mind throughout my college career.  I make it a point to convey this same message to my students - assuring them that no matter how tough it seems now, all their hard work will in fact one day pay-off.