We are proud to share "Did You Know...." a regular feature brought to us by the students in Mr. Cardiello's TV productions class at Cedar Grove High School. In this feature, students write and report on any interesting facts, hobbies and activities their teachers are involved in that they think people should know about.
Interview with Mr. Cannizzo, Art teacher at Cedar Grove High School who will be retiring at the end of the school year.
Did you always teach at Cedar Grove High School?
Before teaching at CGHS I taught Art at Wayne Hills High School. I taught there for twelve years and I also was a Football Coach there. Then I came to Cedar Grove High School.
Why did you want to teach Art?
At any early age I always enjoyed Art. My parents were very supportive in my desire to draw and encouraged me to be an artist and teach Art. I really enjoyed drawing and my favorite form of Art was drawing sports figures.
What College did you go to and what was your favorite subject.
I attended the University of Kentucky for my Freshman year and then I transferred to Kean University in New Jersey. I earned my Bachlelors Degree and Masters Degree there. I always enjoyed being involved in athletics. I played Football and Lacrosse.
What are your future retirement plans?
As of yet, I do not have any plans . I will take it day by day.
Mr. Cannizzo should be recognized as a devoted teacher in Art, as well as and an athlete, being awarded four Football Championships . His students will surely miss his compassion, friendliness, art direction and dedication to his craft by being able to bring out his students artistic abilities, in an informal setting. Mr. James Cannizzo will certainly be remembered and missed.