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Biography

Welcome to 7th Grade ELAR

Peter Kostos


FAMILY...

I am married and have two sons who both attend Jesuit - Grant (Senior) & Cole (Sophomore), a St. Rita alum and, two German Shorthair/Pointer/Dalmatian dogs (Lucky & Lucy).


COLLEGE... 

College of Wooster (OH) & LeBow College of Business - Drexel University (MBA)


HOBBIES / INTERESTS... 

Football (Penn State & NY Giants as if the room decor didn't give it away), Basketball (Grant plays at Jesuit, NCAA & the NY Knicks), Water Polo, Hockey, Baseball (NY Yankees) and Lacrosse.


ABOUT ME...

This will be my third year at St. Rita and fifth year teaching. I have previously taught Social Studies (7th grade last year) and ELAR (8th grade in 2019-2020). Prior to joining the St. Rita family I taught 7th grade Social Studies. I was a History major in college and I love the subject, learning all the stories of the people who shaped our nation and our state! I've also always enjoyed reading and writing along with the creative process behind it. I am very excited for the upcoming year and getting to know all of you and your families. I also have my Masters in Marketing and worked in the corporate world for many years at both small and global companies in the non-profit, business and, sports & entertainment fields.


WHEN I AM NOT AT ST. RITA...

I like to spend time with my family and our two dogs. I like being outdoors and being active. I also spend a lot of time in basketball gyms around DFW and any other places their activities take me as they are very active in sports. Personally, I love music and you will almost always hear some playing in the classroom when you come in during breaks and before/after school. What kind of music do I like? Pretty much anything except today’s Top 40 and what our kids consider Rap (sorry, I grew up on old school rap!). You may hear old school rock, alternative, jazz, blues, or some reggae depending on the day and my mood.


OTHER STUFF...

  • My mother, mother-in-law and grandfather all worked in education as teachers and administrators
  • My Grandfather has a classroom building named in his honor at the Penn State - Hazleton Campus
  • I grew up near New York City and lived there for 28 years - it is still my favorite city in the world
  • I grew up playing football, basketball and lacrosse; and, played lacrosse in college
  • I had three Great Uncles play in the NFL in the late 1920's and early 1930's - all played for the Frankford Yellow Jackets who later became the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Certifications: Social Studies (6-8), English Language Arts (6-8), Marketing (9-12), Business & Finance (9-12).