Jeffrey LaChapelle

My Favorite Inspirational Quotes


“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” ― Pelé


"Knowledge is knowing that a Tomato is a Fruit; Wisdom is knowing not to put a Tomato in a fruit salad." - Sum Dum Gui


Jeffrey LaChapelle



Teaching Philosophy (The mostly true version):

I enjoy teaching people and making them laugh. I do always hope that they are laughing with me, not at me, but sometimes that just can't be helped. In teaching you have to swallow your pride sometimes just to get your point across. Teaching, to me, requires that you do ANYTHING to give a child the chance to succeed, even if that means that you get challenged to a twerk off during school dances (That has never happened, it's just an example...Geez). Something that I have always noticed is that the smile before a laugh and the smile of true understanding are eerily similar. Maybe that is why I like teaching, or maybe I just enjoy having summer off (I bet you thought I was serious).


Education Oriented Achievements:

2014/2015 Teacher of the Year

2013-2015 DOE High Impact Teacher (Reading)

2017 Joined DOE High Impact Teacher Corps