Degrees and Certifications:
Undergraduate Studies: Eastern Connecticut State University Bachelors of Science: Communications Graduate Studies: Southern Connecticut State University Exercise Science (Physical Education/Health Pre K-12) 043: Health, PK-12 044: Physical Education, PK-12
First, I would like to introduce myself to all of my students, faculty and family members. My name is Michael Tiscia and I am the new Health teacher at Saxe Middle School. It was an honor and privilege to be offered this position and was an easy decision for me to join such a great school and even greater district here in New Canaan. This district is and will continue to be an extraordinary school district throughout not only the state of Connecticut, but also the entire country thanks in large part to the many teachers who put in countless hours to make sure their students are challenged and encouraged to explore the many opportunities they will encounter in life. I will certainly do everything I can to make sure my students are excited and eager to learn and will do my very best to continue to carry out the tradition of great teachers here at Saxe.
Prior to being hired at Saxe, I completed my graduate degree from Southern Connecticut State University and along the way, student taught Physical Education and Health in Darien at Royle Elementary and Darien High School. I was also very fortunate while at Southern to do several mini student teaching assignments at Amity High School (Health) and Wintergreen Magnet (Physical Education). I also have experience working with Adaptive Physical Education students of all ages and have worked with inner city New Haven students in a mentor program as well.
If some of you think you recognize me it may be because I also coach basketball and baseball at New Canaan High School. I am the head freshman coach for both the boys’ basketball and baseball teams while also being an assistant to the JV and Varsity basketball teams. I am an avid sports fan and love the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Red Wings, Denver Nuggets and the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels.
I grew up and still live in Stamford and during my down time, I enjoy playing golf, basketball and spending great moments with my two little nephews.
Once again, I am very grateful for this opportunity and look forward to meeting all of my students and hope you all have a fantastic 2017-2018 school year!