Mr. Ippolito's Social Studies Class


    Hello everybody!

    My name is Chris Ippolito and I am beginning my 23rd year at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in the history department. This year I will be teaching 8th grade U.S. History and Current Events.

    I am exciting to be back in the classroom and in front of students again. No matter what the year holds in store for us, I am comfortable that I will be able to deliver interesting and robust content and interaction for the students. 

    The best way to reach me is via email at ctippolito@jacksonsd.org, and you can leave a message for me via phone at 732-833-4701.

    On the first day of school, I will have students log into their Google Classroom for my class expectations and housekeeping duties. I am attempting to have a mostly digital class, therefore I do not require large binders or many supplies that relate to hard copies. It is always helpful to have a notebook with folders for any handouts and pen or pencil to write with. Otherwise, I expect the vast majority of our work to take place electronically via the chromebook.lease don't stress about my class. I take the subject matter very seriously, but I understand this is a crazy time and I will do everything I can to help provide an educational, interesting, enjoyable class for my students. If you have any concerns about any aspect of my class, please do not hesitate to reach out to discuss. 

    I look forward to the journey that this year will surely be! 

    Chris Ippolito




Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Chris Ippolito

ABOUT MR. IPPOLITO:     Welcome to my class! I am excited to begin the year and get to know all of my new students. Here is a little information about myself that will help you know me a little better!


My Credentials:

Years in teaching: 23
Schools Taught: Middletown HS North, McAuliffe Middle School
Grades Taught: 11th, 8th, 7th
High School: Middletown HS South (1988)
College: Ithaca (NY) College (1992)
Master's: Monmouth (NJ) University (1999)


Born: June 29, 1970/Long Branch, NJ
Married: November 5, 2005/Red Bank, NJ
Children: 5; 3 girls (Age 13, 11 and 10) and 2 boys (Age 8, 7)
Hometown: Ocean Twp., NJ

 A few of my favorite things:

Food: Steak
Restaurant: Drew's Bayshore Bistro Keyport, NJ
"Fast Food" Five Guys
Drink: Coca-Cola
Ice Cream: Coffee Chip
Band/Musician: Grateful Dead
Movie: "The Godfather"
Broadway Production: Les Miserables
Actor: Denzel Washington
Actress: Emma Stone
TV Comedy: "Seinfeld"
TV Drama: "The Sopranos"
Book: "The Stand" by Stephen King
Author: Michael Crichton
Athlete: DJ LeMahieu
President: George Washington
Pro Baseball Team: New York Yankees
Pro Football Team: New York Giants
Pro Basketball Team: New York Knicks
Pro Hockey Team: New York Rangers
U.S. City: New York City
U.S. State other than NJ: Colorado
Foreign City: Prague, Czech Republic
Animal: Tiger
Holiday: Thanksgiving