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Joe Simboli

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER, ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BY PAM WALKER

They say you can learn a man’s character by the words he uses in conversation. Coach Joe Simboli uses words like: hard work, role model, resilience, community, respect, involvement, and opportunity. Born and raised in Brockport, NY (a small upstate town), Joe Simboli spent his first 30 years living, working, and teaching in Brockport before moving to St. Petersburg in 2016. “My wife had a job opportunity here, and we were sick of the cold and gray weather. We stumbled across Canterbury and fell in love with the school, which solidified our move!” Coach Simboli left his job teaching grade 9-12 in a school of roughly 1700 students to join our Crusader

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faculty teaching Physical Education (PE) to our Hough PK3-4th graders. He loves the smaller classes and getting the opportunity to know the parents and students, which personalizes his approach to teaching. Especially now as the Assistant Athletic Director and Summer Camp Director, Coach Simboli gets to know not just the Hough Campus families but also the Knowlton Campus students and parents. “ I remember looking at the class of 2017 at graduation and loving the smaller sized grades. I cannot wait until the graduating class is full of students I have taught with families that I know!” Coach Simboli’s father, Jim, showed

him the side of sports and coaching that fueled his passion to teach PE. “My dad was a special education teacher and the varsity football coach. I interned my high school junior year, and knew right then that I wanted to teach. I have a strong passion for sports and being active, and I love teaching all kids (emphasis on ALL) that sports give you great opportunities to make friends. Being healthy and active is way better than sitting in front of a screen!”

"WE STUMBLED ACROSS CANTERBURY AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SCHOOL, WHICH SOLIDIFIED OUR MOVE!” Adjusting to PK3 - grade 4 graders from high schoolers wasn’t easy, but it did help Coach Simboli focus on teaching skills at a young age that will help carry his students through high school and beyond into life. “I have

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CSFeatures 2018 Summer  

CSFeatures is a publication of Canterbury School of Florida, a PK3 - Grade 12 independent school in St. Petersburg, FL. CSFeatures covers th...

CSFeatures 2018 Summer  

CSFeatures is a publication of Canterbury School of Florida, a PK3 - Grade 12 independent school in St. Petersburg, FL. CSFeatures covers th...