Rizzio - Teacher - Pittsfield, MA, USA

Laurence Rizzio

Pittsfield, MA, USA



Work History

Educational Workshops


Hospital Visitation, Volunteer program at High School

Special Olympics, Participated in organizing and coaching events for my students in Special Olympic events at CHRHS. 11/2008 - 5/2009

Secondary Learning Support Teacher

Grades 6-12
Resource room setting teaching students with varying disabilities in all content areas, pull in and inclusion teaching model.

Basketball Coach

Middle School at Rabat American School

Building Bridges Program

March 2009 - April 2009

Mandt Training, CHRHS, 11/08
PAAP Workshop, CHRHS, 10/08
Council for Exceptional Children Conference, AISJ, 4/08

Life Skills - High School

Camden Hills Regional High School, Maine - Special Education - Life Skills - High School Classroom
Life skills program with moderate to profound disabilities, four days a week. Coordinated an alternative teaching program with "at risk" middle grade students, one day a week.

Softball Coach

Coached middle school co-ed softball

February 2007 - April 2007

Debbie Silver

Learning Style Workshop, AISJ, 10/2007

American International School of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Special Education - Resource Room

Resource Room and regular ed. setting with students with varying disabilities. My first year, I taught K through 8 and the following two years with high school students 9 through 12.

Volleyball Coach

September 2005 - November 2005

Teacher Representative

AFG, American International School of Jeddah

Special Education Task Force, AISJ, 10/05 - 6/06

Intern Trainer

Asperger's Disorder and Autism Conference, MCI



SERT Member

Old Orchard Beach District, Maine

Special Education Law Conference, Augusta, Maine 2001
WJ-III Conference, Portland, Maine 2001

Maine Central Institute

Maine - Special Education - Resource Room
Resource Room and regular ed. setting working with students with varying disabilities in grades 9 through 12. I was also a dorm supervisor responsible for 20 to 25 international students.

Student Assistance Team, I


December 2000 - September 2004

12/2000 - 9/2004



Integrated Unit Language Arts

Everyday Math

Patrick Phillips

Fred Jones Positive Discipline Training, Lubec, Maine 1999

Service Learning Workshop

Writing Skills Workshop, Gael Romei, Lubec, Maine 1999
Balanced Literacy Workshop, Marcia Broody, Lubec, Maine 1999
Connected Mathematics Project, Orono, Maine Summer 1998

Basketball Coach

Lubec Elementary School

December 1999 - March 2000

Lubec Elementary School

Elementary School, Lubec, Maine - Special Education - Elementary Resource Room
Taught all subjects in the Resource Room to students with varying disabilities in grades K through 5.

Spelling & Geography Bee Master

November 1998 - February 1999

Athletic Director

Brooksville Middle School

January 1998 - June 1998

Athletic Director, Scheduled and coordinated the girls/boys grades five through eight, basketball, baseball, and softball teams for the Brooksville Middle School. 1/98 - 6/98

Basketball Coach, Coached the boys middle school basketball and baseball teams

Blue Hill Consolidated School

January 1997 - June 1997

Math & Language Arts Curriculum Development

Union 93

Elementary Teacher /Art Teacher

Brooksville Elementary School

First half year I taught art to grades K through 8 and the next year and a half, I taught all subjects in a combined seventh and eighth grade classroom.


Adapted Physical Education Conference

Educational Technician III

Blue Hill Consolidated School

Assisted the regular ed. teacher in science and math in the Middle School, grades 6 through 8.

Yearbook Advisor, I

George Stevens Academy

November 1994 - March 1995

Art Teacher

The Bay School

Taught art to a seventh & eighth grade combined class.


The Grand Auditorium of Hancock County

Ran a non-profit community arts organization that owned a five hundred facility. I was responsible for the finances, programming, staffing and up keep of the facility.


Tibor de Nagy Gallery & Milani Gallery

Responsible for curatorial duties involving exhibitions, working with artists, sales, publicity and daily gallery operations.

Graphic Designer

Slide Systems, Inc

Designed special effects, corporate presentations and logotypes for multi-slide presentations.

Teaching Extracurricular Activities:

Qualifications & Certifications

Special Education

University of Maine

Education Certification Options Program

University of Maine


School of Visual Arts

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