Welcome parents, students and colleagues to Personal Finance & Economics, American Government/Civics, and Current Issues with Coach Pedano.
This is my 9th year teaching and coaching at Hephzibah and I am proud to be a part of the Rebel Team.
Learning is a life-long endeavor. Learning builds the foundation for success. My goal is to connect each student's experiences of what they will research through immersion and skill building. I challenge you all to learn with me.
I graduated 3rd in my class from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching, Economics and all the Social Studies courses. Plus, I was the Student Teacher of the Year for Social Studied Content in my senior year in college.
I originally come from the Philadelphia area and have a large Italian family (400 give or take a few) in South Jersey. I love a good cheesesteak and I'm an Eagles fan, a Phillies fan, a 76ers fan, and a Flyers fan.
Fun fact: When I was 16 years old, I went to the Olympic Training Camp to train with Olympian Wrestlers who wrestled in the 1976 Olympics.
I look forward to working with you this year, 2023-2024.
Please feel free to email me or set up an appointment through the front office. Appointments should be scheduled between 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM. I am flexible.
Students in all of my Economics classes will be using school email in outlook from your Launch Pad and messaging in Canvas to communicate with me.
This is the formal email system that we will use. Please do not use your personal Gmail, yahoo, etc. to communicate with me; use the school email you were provided.
You can find your username and password in your Infinite Campus. Plus, I will be using Canvas messaging to communicate with you and I will remind you of important items of interest in ANNOUNCEMENTS on Canvas.
If you need tutoring, please email me or talk with me at school. Tutoring will take place immediately after school at 2:15 PM and run to 3:15 PM. I am the wrestling coach too, so please schedule your tutoring appointments.
Let's have a positive outlook on the coming year and shoot for the stars.