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.
CHP Debate Championship Cedar Hill Prep School walked away with the following awards at the NJ Debate Championship: number 1 team: Agni Rajnikanth, Keyon Majidi and Matthew Clarke, number 1 school and most points at the tournament. The final debate topic that clinched the tournament championship was Facial Recognition Technology Does More Harm than Good. We are all very proud of our teams!
Understanding Standardized Testing In New Jersey Most parents are confused about standardized tests. Trying to research and understand what standardized tests are all about is daunting. Taking it can be stressful for your child because the process seems opaque or unnecessary, or you may question the validity of these tests. We don’t ever want you to feel in the dark about your child’s education, so we are hoping that this can help you understand standardized testing a little better — what it is, how it is administered, how it is used by the State, and what you can do to help ease your student’s mind about the process.