Anthony Caparoso earned numerous degrees, distinctions, certifications, and other professional development training before and during his 16-year career in education. Anthony Caparoso graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations from William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, which is located in northern New Jersey. He earned a Master of Arts in Teaching, working as a substitute teacher while enrolled at the institution.
In 1995, Anthony Caparoso was hired by Clark Township Public Schools to teach the third and fifth grades at Valley Road School. He remained at Valley Road School for eight years before he endeavored to become an administrator. During his time in Clark, he returned to Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he also had earned a Special Education Certification, and obtained a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership in 2003. With the proper requirements fulfilled, Anthony Caparoso was selected as Vice Principal at Franklin Park Elementary School in Somerset, New Jersey. He spent five years at the school before being appointed as Principal at Woodfern Elementary in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Anthony Caparoso decided to enrich his administrative experience by taking a role as Vice Principal at Sampson G. Smith School in Franklin Township where his administrative experience began. as a middle school vice principal, he supervises students and teachers in the sixth grade. His responsibilities include the oversight of transportation, security, and the technology department.
To assume these roles, Anthony Caparoso needed to earn various certifications. Based on requirements set forth by the state of New Jersey, he was obligated to acquire the Standard Teaching Certification in regular kindergarten through fifth grade; the Standard Certification as School Administrator, Principal, and Supervisor; and Certificate of Eligibility as School Business Administrator and Superintendent. In addition, he is pursuing the Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant Certification, which he hopes to complete in May 2012.
In addition to his ambitious quest for academic knowledge, Anthony Caparoso also demonstrates considerable initiative in his professional development. He has attended a multitude of training sessions and workshops. These events provide him with highly relevant information needed within the school environment, and they better prepare him to function in a leadership capacity. His efforts have included training in the following key areas: developmental reading assessment techniques, anti-bullying initiatives, community emergency response teams, professional learning communities, and differentiated teaching practices.