About Joseph Spiteri
The 2018-19 school year will be Joseph Spiteri's 11th year in education. After graduating high school and deciding to bypass culinary school, where he orignally had planned to go, he decided he would become a teacher to help students who had difficulty in school, just like he did growing up. He attended Long Island University; C.W.Post Campus, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Education. He continued his education by earning a masters in Special Education at Hofstra University and an administration credential at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Before joining AFSE in 2014, he taught on Long Island for two years followed by 4 years at a high school in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It is in Bushwick where he says his real passion for working with struggling students was solidified. On top of his teaching responsibilities, he worked as the department lead for Special Education for five year. He has had the privilege of teaching or co-teaching almost every subject at one point in his career besides foreign language and physical education. His passion for teaching Economics and Government come from his goal to ensure that all students leave high school with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their personal finances and about the governments and people that will serve them.
Mr.Spiteri is also a professional photographer who has a background working in portrait and event photography. He has had the privilege of working with some amazing mentors and is excited to create a bridge between our school and the photography industry and he brings his passion for the arts to AFSE. In 2014, he was a founder of the school photography collective and plans to expand the program tremendously.
Outside of teaching and photography, he can usually be found in a plane traveling somewhere, watching Yankees baseball, cycling, playing guitar and hanging out with his family and friends; all who live and work either on Long Island or one of the 5 boroughs and keep him busy.