My name is Beth Costanzo M Ed. and I began my teaching career at the age of 6 when I converted my parents' garage into a classroom. Desks and blackboards were salvaged from old schools and worksheets were given at the end of each day by all my "teachers". On my birthday, I didn't ask for presents, but for items to fill my classroom, such as construction paper, chalk, crayons and markers. Even at a young age I loved being around children and helping them become successful, confident learners.
They say that "necessity is the mother of invention." That has certainly been true at Woodland Place, the school I have owned and operated since 1996. With almost 25 years of teaching experience, I often created the content that was used in my classroom. I quickly understood that nature was a catalyst for learning and I have always brought that aspect into my curriculum. This type of learning resulted in the creation of The Adventures of Scuba Jack, a learning website that educates children 2-12 years of age.
In 2006, my husband Anthony and I adopted our 3rd child, Salvi, from Guatemala. To motivate him, I created over-the-top lessons, and even Chapter Books to engage him in the learning process. This foundation helped set the stage for all future learning. Also, it helped a child who once struggled, to become a student whose name now appears on the honor roll.
The Costanzo family donates a portion of the proceeds from The Adventures of Scuba Jack to organizations who demonstrate a need for quality books.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com