Annibale Iarossi

Name: 
Annibale Iarossi
Grad Year: 
2001
Degree: 
BA
Program: 
History
Philosophy
Sociology
Title: 
Student Success Teacher
Organization: 
Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board

“I work with 'at-risk’ students, providing tangible alternatives for students who are disengaged or disinterested in attending secondary school,” says Annibale, who has a Bachelor of Education. “You have to adhere to the various learning styles and temperaments of the students.”

He says his job requires patience, understanding, honesty, a sense of humour, and good organization and time management skills.

Annibale, who previously worked as a teaching assistant and special education teacher, simply applied to the school board that he wanted to teach at and was hired.

“Do what you like to do. Many people enter the teaching profession or any other profession for that matter as a second choice. Second choices don't last long,” he says.