From a very early age, Mrs. Scuorzo knew that she wanted to be a teacher. As early as 4 years old, she gathered her little sisters, small children from the neighborhood, her dolls and even the dog to form a "class" to teach complete with fun activities, field trip, (often to the local candy store), as well as snack and homework. She was the most requested babysitter at 14 because she had all young children in her care reading before their mom's returned home. Teaching is truly her passion.
Mrs. Scuorzo has been a member of the Long Branch Faculty for 25years. She received an Associates degree in Liberal Arts from Middlesex County College, a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Kean University, (formerly Newark State College), certification for Teacher of the Handicapped from Georgian Court University and a Masters in Educational Leadership, certification for supervisor/principal from Monmouth University. During her tenure in Long Branch, she has served as a second grade teacher, K-2 math facilitator, K-2 world lab facilitator, Science team magnet leader, reading tutor, 3rd grade teacher, Pullout Resource Room Teacher for Science, Social Studies, Reading for 6th and 7th grade as well as in class support teacher for 7th and 8th grade Algebra. She was very active with PTA at the Elberon School and coordinated many whole school activities as well as after school clubs, school newspaper, and tutoring programs. She also served as co-advisor for the Gregory School Safety Patrol. She coordinated, organized and ran the Long Branch PTSO Summer Carnival 2015 and 2016 to help the PTSO raise money for the students of Long Branch. She also taught ESL at Rider College to Foreign Exchange Chinese and Italian Middle School and High School Students. Currently, she is teaching the MCI special needs class at the Long Branch High School.
Mrs. Scuorzo is very active in her community as well. She is the President of the Italian American Association of Monmouth County and founded and heads their scholarship program, Italian School ages 4 through adult, cultural events, bus trips, fundraisers as well as the organization's past Italian Festivals. She is responsible for reviving many activities in her town such as the Memorial Day Parade, Veterans' and Volunteers' Committee, Multicultural Day Committee, Church carnival and children's church choir.
Mrs. Scuorzo has three children which she proudly sites as her greatest accomplishment in life. All three are college graduates and are successfully employed in the area of interior design, computer programming and marketing. The past 4 years have blessed her with 3 beautiful grandchildren. In the years she stayed at home to raise her children she volunteered as their girlscout leader, boyscout, leader, CCD teacher, (for all three), class mom, PTA president and the advisor for the High School Italian Club which her daughter had started. She taught ESL in the adult night school in Freehold, tutored in her home part time and was a successful Tupperware Sales Manager of a sales group of 98 women and men before returning to teaching full time.