These fine young men, Anthony DeBlasio and Stanley Hanscom
, became educators because they knew that "to teach is to touch a life forever".
Class of 2003 graduate, Stanley Hanscom, began his career in September 2007 at Gelinas Junior High School in the Three Village School District as their newest 7th grade Mathematics teacher.
teaches all levels of 7th grade Math and enjoys the support of the teachers, staff and students that he
As a new teacher, Stan finds lesson planning to be the most time consuming aspect of being a teacher.
thoroughly enjoys teaching even though it is all so new to him but he
made the right career choice.
While at PMHS, Stan was the Treasurer of the Band and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.
He was also a member and treasurer of the National Honor Society.
He worked on the high school yearbook and was a member of the Interact Club and the Science Club.
Stan attended St. Josephs College in Patchogue and was an Honor graduate in May of 2007.
While at St. Joe's, he was on the College Advisory Council, was founding member of the college's yearbook and a member of several Honor Societies on the college level.
One of the most rewarding experiences Stan
had as a college student was being a volunteer for the "Habitat for Humanity" that builds low cost affordable houses for low income families.
was able to perform his
student teaching at PMHS
under the guidance of Math teacher, Mrs. Ruth Strocchia, who Stan credits with helping him learn the necessary skills to be the best teacher he
can be and work toward the success of all students.
Stan plans to begin working on his
Master's Degree at the State University of Stony Brook next semester and will most likely be working toward an advanced degree in Mathematics Education.
parents Jeff and Denise, and his
7 year old sister, Taylor, still reside in the Patchogue area and his
sister attends Canaan Elementary school
Stan loves to play golf and supports his
father's not-for-profit organization, The LI State Park Police Benevolent Association
is also very proud of the work he
does at Good Samaritan Hospital
with an organization known as Samarikids, that supports families going through the difficulties of having a terminally ill child or a child with severe health issues.
Working with children, whether in the classroom or outside of the school setting, is a career choice that Stan knows will be his
The Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers
congratulates these two gentlemen on their fine careers and acknowledges Anthony and Stan
as representatives of all Pat-Med graduates that have chosen the rewarding career of teaching.