My name is Stephen Morganelli and I am very excited to be teaching at Epiphany Cathedral School. I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, home to the wonderful Boston Red Soxs! I come from a large Italian family which includes my mother, three brothers, one sister, seven nieces, one nephew, and many first cousins. After high school, I attended the University of Massachusetts and majored in Zoology, receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in 1974. Upon graduation I began my teaching career in a western Massachusetts regional school, teaching science and math. In 1982, I transferred to a newly founded private school and taught math and science. It was exciting being a major part in establishing this school and seeing its tremendous growth over the years. This school has just celebrated its 32nd anniversary. In 1997, I had the opportunity of transferring to Toronto, Canada and working at a religious educational retreat facility with the Franciscan Frairs from the Order of the Immaculate Conception. During this time I completed my Masters in Education in 2001. As a member of the staff at St. Francis Center, I was able to create programs in spirituality as well as programs which allowed one to fully appreciate God's beautiful creations in nature. I joined ECS in 2005. Epiphany affords me the opportunity to excite children into discoveries of science and to strengthen my Catholic faith. It has truly been a rewarding experience. Epiphany Cathedral School is a true family that cares for others.
My favorite Bible verse is John 15:12......"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." We as Christians need to reach out to those around us and offer assistance. It is through our actions and kind deeds that we are able to do God's will. Allow others to see Christ in you through your deeds and in your words.
Science classes will have a range of formats. Classes will include lectures, discussions, laboratory experiments, group activities, and individual projects. Students will be required to have fun in science, appreciate and marvel at God's wonderful world, and to do their best whatever the task may be. Homework will be given on certain nights to reinforce the concepts discussed in class. Some assignments may be long range (i.e projects). A schedule would be designed to help students plan time accordingly. Students are requested to have a 3-ringed binder notebook, package of notebook paper, and ballpoint pens (black/blue). In addition, students in grades 6 and 7 will also need colored pencils for laboratory sketches. All assignments, handouts, and notes taken in class will be kept in the binder. It will become a wonderful reference for each student by the end of the school year! Students will also have the opportunity to enter our school Science Fair and hopefully move on to the county level Science Fair at the first of the year. Students look forward to exploration and all that science has to offer.