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     A Warning
       A Warning for General Braddock on display at Caldwell
       Memorial Library with more than twenty other prints on
       the French & Indian War.  Mr. Tatone initiated and led
       fundraising efforts to purchase and frame these
       special paintings by artists Robert Griffing and
       John Buxton.
     2004    05 Cover    2006    2007 Derrian
     2004 Derrian                    2005 Derrian                      2006 Derrian                     2007 Derrian
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Mr. Tom Tatone
    Derry Area H.S. 724-694-2780
    French and Indian War Projects                  Derrian Staff Creations                     

    The 2006 Derrian contains a History flashback section (with stories and pictures about each year from 1957-2006) that has  been published separately. To purchase this commemorative 40 page book, please reserve a copy by calling the high school at 724-694-2780.  The cost is $30.00 for this hardbound limited (200 copies) edition.

    1986After graduating from Derry Area High School in 1986, Mr. Tatone earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Secondary Education-Social Studies in 1991.  He also earned a Business/Liberal Arts Minor and completed 164 undergraduate credits.  Mr. Tatone served as a student teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School, Pittsburgh PA, and pre-student taught at Penns Valley and Clearfield Area School Districts.  Mr. Tatone completed fifteen graduate credits in History from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and has attained Master's Equivalency status.
     
     
     
    Courses Taught
    Mr. Tom Tatone currently teaches 10th grade Western Civilization and AP European History.  Since moving to the High School in 2010, Mr. Tatone has also taught 10th grade American Civics, 10th grade Geography, and 9th grade American Cultures I.
    He also serves as the High School Derrian Staff Yearbook Advisor.
    Concluding in the 2009-2010 school year, Mr. Tatone spent fourteen great years teaching 8th grade American Cultures I on the Purple Team at Derry Area Middle School.
     
    Teaching Experience
    Derry Area School District- Since 1996-Present
    Adelphoi Village Private Schools- 1992-1996
    Substitute Teacher:  North Allegheny, Northgate, Avonworth, and Hampton School Districts- 1991-1992
     
    Current Involvement
    High School Yearbook Advisor (The Derrian)   2003-Present
    High School Girls' Tennis Head Coach:          2006-Present
     
    Education Accomplishments
    Penn Literacy Network
    Teaching Advanced and Gifted Learners 
    National Writing Project, IUP
    Worlds in Motion Pilot Teacher, NEH Grant 
    PSEA Innovative Teaching Grant Winner, 2003
    Mini-Grant winner to purchase Derry Area Patent Maps- at Caldwell Memorial Library
    Led Fundraising to purchase French and Indian War Art Collection- at Caldwell Memorial Library
     
    Past Involvement
    High School Assistant Soccer Coach- 1997
    Middle School Assistant Wrestling Coach- 1997-1999
    Middle School Head Wrestling Coach- 2000-2001
    Middle School Assistant Track Coach- 2000-2003
    Middle School Newspaper Club Advisor - 1997-2010
    Social Studies Department Co-Chair - 2002-2010
    Purple Team Leader- Every other year- 1996-2010
     
    Community Involvement
    Former Derry Area Youth Soccer U-6 Coach
    Derry Area Historical Society Member and former Board Member