Originally from Long Island, New York, Chris Pombonyo has always had a passion for teaching and education. Chris is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Elementary Education with both Reading and ESOL Endorsements and is finishing his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
A former employee of the Walt Disney Company and host for Radio Disney, Chris understands the importance of engaging students and creating that “magic” in the classroom. Because of this, Chris was honored with Macy’s Magic of Teaching: Magic of Innovation Award for his innovation and engagement in the classroom.
Chris was recently named the 2017 Seminole County Teacher of the Year. Watch the video produced by Seminole County to hear about the techniques Chris uses in his classroom to keep his students engaged and constantly learning. Be sure to visit the Videos page and subscribe to Chris’ YouTube channel to stay up to date with what Chris is doing and to learn more about the various techniques he uses in his classroom.
Principal, Webb Elementary/Co-Author of Kids Deserve It
Penn State Altoona EduState Conference Coordinator