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Name:  Mr. Catanese

Position:  Business Teacher

Email:  mcatanese@seymourschools.org

Where did you go to college for your undergraduate degree and what was your major?

  • Fairfield University, BS Business Management, Minor: Ethics

What were your undergraduate accomplishments?

  • Founder and President Fairfield University Surf Club
  • Resident Assistant 3 years

Where did you go for your graduate degree and what was your major?

  • University of Bridgeport - MS Education: Secondary Business
  • Fairfield University - MBA (Fall 2016)

What year did you start teaching at SHS?

  •  2011

After School activities:  

  • DECA Advisor, 4 years (2011-current)

Did you work in any professional fields prior to becoming a teacher?

  • Legal (Kirkland & Ellis, Wiggin & Dana) 5 years
  • Financial (Morgan Stanley) 3 months
  • University Preparation Instructor at Yale University (summers)

Personal Hobbies:

  • Travel
  • Surfing

Why is it great to be a Wildcat?

  •  Because on any day our scholars can be amazing.

Name:  Mrs. Verlezza

Position:  Business teacher

Email:  kverlezza@seymourschools.org

Where did you go to college for your undergraduate degree and what was your major?

  •  University of Connecticut, Business Education

Where did you go for your graduate degree and what was your major?

  •  Sacred Heart University, Masters

Graduate accomplishments:

  •  Graduated with honors

What year did you start teaching at SHS?

  •  1999

After School activities:  

  • Advisor FBLA 2007 - Present

Did you work in any professional fields prior to becoming a teacher?

  •  Cellular Industry - Sales 1984 – 1986
  • Sales Manager 1985-1990

Why is it great to be a Wildcat?

  •  Seymour High School has the best staff and students.

Name:  Mr. Aprea

Position:  Physical Education and health Teacher

Email:  naprea@seymourschools.org

Where did you go to college for your undergraduate degree and what was your major?

  • Southern CT State University - Exercise Physiology

Where did you go for your graduate degree and what was your major?

  • Sacred Heart University - Master Arts in Teaching
  • University of New England - 30 Credits beyond masters

What year did you start teaching at SHS?

  •  2004

Did you work in any professional fields prior to becoming a teacher?

  • Director of a Corporate Fitness Center
  •  I was a Production Manager in an automotive company from 1992-1997

Other

  • I am a Head Football Coach at Emmett O'Brien Technical High School

Personal Hobbies:

  •  Hanging out with my son

Why is it great to be a Wildcat?

  •  We have great kids here and a great staff. 

 

Name:  Mrs. Sardo

Position:  Business Teacher

Email:  jsardo@seymourschools.org

Where did you go to college for your undergraduate degree and what was your major?

  •  Central Connecticut State University, Business Education

Where did you go for your graduate degree and what was your major?

  •  Southern Connecticut State University, School Counseling

What year did you start teaching at SHS?

  •  1986

After School activities:  

  • Currently FBLA Advisor
  • Former Senior Class Advisor
  • Former Student Council Advisor

 


Name:  Mr. Schneider

Position:  Music and Social Studies Teacher

Email:  bschneider@seymourschools.org

Where did you go to college for your undergraduate degree and what was your major?

  •  Oberlin College. History

Where did you go for your graduate degree and what was your major?

  • Syracuse University Master Public Administration
  • Southern CT State University 6th Year Education Administration

What year did you start teaching at SHS?

  •  2006

Teacher accomplishments at SHS:

After School activities:  

  • Chorale 2009-
  • Drama 2014-
  • Cross Country 2007-
  • Track 2007-2014