Mr. Ippolito's Social Studies/Civics Classes


    Hello everybody!

    I am Chris Ippolito and I am beginning my 25th year at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in the history department. In the 2023-24 school year I will be teaching 8th grade U.S. History and 7th Grade Civics. 

    The best way to reach me is via email ctippolito@jacksonsd.org, and via phone at 732-833-4701. I will make every effort to respond the same day.

    On the first day of school, I will have students log into their Google Classroom for my class expectations. 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/pencil with which to write. Otherwise, I expect the vast majority of our work to take place electronically via the chromebook. Please don't stress about my class. While I take the subject very seriously, I will do everything I can to help provide an educational, interesting and 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 them with me. 

    Best regards,

    Chris Ippolito




Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Chris Ippolito

ABOUT MR. IPPOLITO:     Welcome to my class! I am excited to begin the school year and to 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: 25
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 16, 14 and 12) and 2 boys (Age 10, 9)
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. Leo DiCaprio
Actress: Emma Stone
TV Comedy: "Seinfeld"
TV Drama: "The Sopranos"
Book: "The Stand" by Stephen King
Author: Michael Crichton
Athlete: Aaron Judge
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