Jay D'Ambrosio

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation History Teacher
Location United States
Introduction Jay D’Ambrosio has taught history for the past twenty years. He holds an M.A. in history and a B.A. in social science education; is certified in critical incident stress management, school crisis response, and conflict mediation; and is a state-certified member of the Student Assistance Program. In 2010, Jay was named one of the "50 Most Innovative Teachers in the Nation" by PBS. He also delivered the keynote speech for the 2010 Pennsylvania Middle School Association Regional Conference entitled "Teaching with Direction: Using the Brain as a Guide." He was nominated for a Pennsylvania Teacher Excellence Center Award in 2005 and in 2002 was nominated for Disney’s American Teacher Awards. USA Today named two of Jay’s web sites “Best Bets in Education” in 2000 and 2002. Jay has written Rethinking Adolescence: Using Story to Navigate Life’s Uncharted Years (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006), E-Teaching: Creating Web Sites and Student Web Portfolios Using Microsoft PowerPoint (Linworth Publishing, 2003), Ordered Disorder: Finding Divine Patterns in the Midst of Life’s Chaos (Amazon Kindle, 2010).
Interests Swimming, Waterpolo, Web Design, Mythology, Reading, Writing, History
Favorite Movies Braveheart, Star Wars, Gladiator, Troy, Rocky, Lord of the Rings, Passion of the Christ, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, 300
Favorite Music Van Halen, Police, Men at Work, The Cure, Def Leppard, Joy Division, Asia, Blue Oyster Cult, anything 80s
Favorite Books The Bible, Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Da Vinci Code, Wild at Heart, Waking the Dead, The Power of Myth, The Lost Symbol, Iron John