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.
Congratulations to our 8th grade students for your multiple acceptance letters to High School. We are so proud of you! In the Fall of 2019, our 8th grade graduates will be found on the campuses of Bishop Ahr, Delbarton School, Hotchkiss School, Hun School, Immaculata School, Lawrenceville School, Mercersburg Academy, Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies, The Peddie School, Pennington School, Pingry School, Princeton Day School, Punahou (Hawaii), Rutgers Preparatory School, St. Paul's School (NH), Stuart Country Day School, Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences, The Wardlaw-Hartridge School.
Preschool, Elementary, or Middle School — When Does Private School Make The Most Sense? There is no question about whether or not a private school will significantly impact your child’s intellectual, personal, and interpersonal development. However, quite often, parents ask themselves: Does it make more sense to start early, or can I “skip” the first years and start in middle school when it starts counting towards their academic resume?