Beth Costanzo M Ed. began her teaching career at the age of 6 when she converted her parents’ garage into a classroom. Desks and blackboards were salvaged from old schools and worksheets were given at the end of the day by all her “teachers”. On Beth’s birthday, she didn’t ask for presents for herself but for items to fill her class, such as construction paper, chalk, crayons and markers. Even at a young age she loved being around children and helping them become successful.
They say that “necessity is the mother of invention.” That has certainly been true at Woodland Place, the school Beth has owned and operated since 1996. With almost 25 years of teaching experience, she often created the content that was used in her classroom. Beth quickly understood that nature is a catalyst for learning and has always brought that aspect into her 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. http://www.adventuresofscubajack.com
In 2006, Beth and her husband Anthony adopted their 3rd child, Salvi, from Guatemala. To motivate him, she created over-the-top lessons to engage him in the learning process. This foundation helped set the stage for all future learning and 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 Fundanino’s, an orphanage in Guatemala whose current focus is providing Christmas gifts to the children living there and also Story Books to children in need.
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