Name: Joseph Zeccola
School: Sherman Oaks Center For Enriched Studies
Stats: 2018 LAUSD Teacher of the Year
Favorite Band/Artist: Billy Joel
Favorite Song: "Vienna" by Billy Joel
Favorite Food: Cavatelli (hand made Italian pasta)
Favorite Local Hangout: Little Dom's Deli or The Morrison
Favorite Movie: "The Godfather, Part II"
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Teigum (middle school and high school journalism teacher in Las Vegas)
First Job: Retail at Dillard's department store
When I Grow Up I Want To Be: Yvonne| Divans Hutchinson "Hutch," the best English teacher I have ever known
Favorite Subject In School: English
Last Book I Read Was: "The Kite Runner"
Favorite Superhero: Batman
Life Quote: "Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up." From Batman Begins
I Most Admire: Howard Zinn, and my wife, Jaclyn (he is the reason I became a teacher, she is the reason I am the teacher I am today).
My Biggest Inspiration: My wife, my son, and my students. Every single day.
My Favorite Sports Team: The New York Yankees
My Favorite Sports Player: Don Mattingly
Favorite Saying: "While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free," -Eugene V. Debs.
Favorite Word: Metacognitive
If I Could Have Dinner With Anyone It Would Be: Sam Seder or Bernie Williams
Favorite TV Show: The West Wing
Favorite City: New York City
If I Wasn't A Teacher: I would be a television writer.