We are thrilled to feature Mr. Christopher Scapellati, an outstanding teacher at Our Lady of the Hamptons Catholic School in Southampton, NY, as the first of many in our “Teacher Spotlight” series. Mr. Scapellati currently teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math at OLH.
Mr. Scapellati has been teaching at Our Lady of the Hamptons for an impressive 15 years, during which time he has established himself as an exceptional educator and an integral member of the school community. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Scapellati serves as the Moderator of the National Honor Society, plans and hosts 8th grade nights, and is a member of the school’s security team. He also serves as Chair of the Eucharistic Ministers and is an active member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Centereach, NY, where he volunteers as a Eucharistic Minister.
Mr. Scapellati received both his BS and MS from Stony Brook University, and is certified to teach Math up to 12th grade. Outside of his teaching and volunteer work, Mr. Scapellati also enjoys private tutoring and has even appeared on the classic American game show Password. Members of the community also note that his favorite restaurant is Red Lobster, and that he loves cake pops from Starbucks!
One of Mr. Scapellati’s many valuable contributions to the community are his phenomenal Math results with students at Our Lady of the Hamptons. Principal Sister Kathryn Schlueter, CSJ notes that Mr. Scapellati’s dedication to the school’s mission is evident in his daily actions. “For Mr. Scapellati, mission is the best sense of the word,” says Sister Kathryn. “He travels close to 90 miles round trip each day to get to Our Lady Queen of the Hamptons, and never counts the extra expense or time. We are proud of him!”
“For Mr. Scapellati, mission is the best sense of the word.”– OLH Principal Sister Kathryn Schlueter, CSJ
But Mr. Scapellati is more than just an outstanding math teacher – he is also known for his fun and wry sense of humor, and is held in high regard by OLH graduates. At LISchools, we are grateful for Mr. Scapellati’s commitment to Catholic education and his dedication to his students and school community. Thank you, Mr. Scapellati, for your service to Our Lady of the Hamptons and for being an exceptional member of the Long Island Catholic school community!