Mrs. Costanzo has 25 teaching years to her credit. She originally taught 6th grade at an east side public school until the birth of her first child. She decided to return to teaching full time when her youngest child entered fifth grade. That is when she joined the staff of St. Peter's School as a teacher, not just as a mom of 3 enrolled in the school. The plan was to work there for 1 year and then return to a public school position, but the family-oriented atmosphere, and warmness of the staff changed that plan as you can see! When not in the classroom, Mrs. Costanzo enjoys reading a varied genre of books, playing tennis at the local racquet club, and dining out with her husband John.
As the 2nd step, in the intermediate grade levels, Fifth Graders continue to blossom into independent learners. The homework pad is no longer checked by the parents, (unless a problem is emerging) notes are taken and used along with a study guide in Science and Health classes, and all facets of fractional work in math is covered. Not only are the students now doing occasional reasearch projects on their own, they are typing their findings in the new computer lab. Their lab experiences have also yielded a few interesting artistic printouts of their own design.
As Christians, the children will continue to nuture their role as one of God's children, in being responsible for their actions, and treating others as God would treat you. Study time is centered around the sacraments, and parts of the Mass. Participation in monthly school masses
also helps foster that "St. Peter's feeling of family" that many families have come to appreciate over the years.