Seventh grade English teacher Kevin Ruggeri is relatively new to VFMS. This is only his second year at VFMS. He previously taught at Conestoga High School, the Los Angeles Unified School District and Sun Valley High School in the Penn-Delco School District. Mr. Ruggeri received his Master of Art degree in English Literature from Villanova University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (English/Communications) from Penn State University. Mr. Ruggeri and his wife, Meredith, are expecting their first child in December!
In an interview with the PTO, Mr. Ruggeri shared the following information:
Pets – Two cats, Oreo and Shadow.
Hobbies now – Writing, recording and performing music.
Hobbies, sports and interests when you were in middle school – During Middle School, Mr. Ruggeri developed his love of music. He traded in his basketball high-tops and baseball glove for drumsticks and a guitar. He hasn’t looked back since.
Interesting/little known facts or talents – In his twenties, Mr. Ruggeri took a four-year hiatus from teaching to play in a rock band that toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Advice for parents of middle school children – Keep doing what you’re doing! I feel fortunate to be working with such thoughtful and talented children.