The Consortium Teaching Modules and Links 2000/2001 Leadership Program




CADRE 1:
TEAM 9:
JOE RUFFOLO
TODD VELTMAN
BRYAN WEINERT
MIKKEL STORAASLI


2000/2001 Leadership Program

Cadre 1

Teacher Teams - Team 9

Joe Ruffolo

WEST LEYDEN HIGH SCHOOL, NORTHLAKE, ILLINOIS

School: West Leyden High School
City: Northlake
State: Illinois
Teaching Experience: 11 year(s)
Subjects: Honors Physics
Email: jruffolo@leyden212.org

My motivation for teaching:
I enjoy working with young people, and find this profession to be an incredibly challenging way to do that.

My favorite quote:
If people would listen to themselves more they would talk less. (Albert Einstien)

A personal humorous school story:
During my first year of teaching while I was busy helping some students in my classroom, one of my students proceeded to give another student a duct tape head band. Even though it was not very funny at the time, we now laugh about it since the girl he did this to was the maid of honor at his wedding.

Favorite website URL's:
www.espn.edu
www.leydenscience.com
www.chicagotribune.com


Hobbies and Interests:
Sports, Video & Music, Travel, Theater, Computers, Cooking, Nature
 
Unique Interest:
I play in a band with three other educators and three former students.
Favorite Type of Music:
Modern Pop/Rock, Alternative

Favorite Cuisine:
Italian, Chinese

Favorite Type of Book:
NonFiction & Literature

I would like to visit:
Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Washington, DC

If I won $500,000, I would:
Spend it on family, Buy a new car/house, Invest it