Louis De Lauro
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER / SOCIAL STUDIES
I am thrilled to join the Cedar Hill Prep community as a Middle School Social Studies Teacher! During my 25-year public school career in Dunellen, Hopewell, and Trenton, I taught Middle School Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology, and Gifted and Talented Education. It was during that time that I was honored as Teacher of the Year for my school by the state of NJ and won an Outstanding Educator’s Award from TCNJ. I am the founder and president of the boutique charity, Juggling Life. This charity directs shows and workshops for ill children. In 2008, the Star-Ledger honored me as an I am New Jersey Stand-Out for my teaching and charity work. I am also a Chicken Soup for the Soul author and an inspirational blogger.
My chess coaching career has been very exciting and rewarding. In Dunellen, my chess teams won three Middle School state championships and one Elementary School championship. Growing up in the Princeton area, I studied under Chess Master George Soules. I am connected to many wonderful chess instructors and hope to bring a competitive chess program to CHP.
At Rider University, I was an American Studies major. I have a deep love for History, Geography, Writing, and Civics. To motivate and challenge the students, my methodology for teaching Social Studies incorporates project-based learning, technology integration, and writing.
Cedar Hill Prep Students Advanced to the National Finals in Chicago! Cedar Hill Prep School congratulates its twenty-three students who flew to Chicago from June 7th – 10th, to participate in the National Finals of the International Academic Competitions in the History Bee, Science Bee, Academic Bee, Geography Bee, Geography Olympiad, and History Bowl. Having advanced from the Regional Competitions to the National Finals, these CHP students were thrilled to have an opportunity to join approximately 1600 students at this next level of competition.
5 Ways Kids Can Nurture Healthy Digital Habits This Summer As school wraps up, chances are you’ll be sending students off with fond farewells (and a summer reading list). But it’s also a good time to chat about ways to make screen time fun and educational too. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that kids spend up to seven hours a day on screens, and summer time can make those numbers climb higher. And while we can encourage balance and offscreen hobbies, we can also make time onscreen more meaningful and rewarding. How?