Twitter Interview | Mr. Peter Capone | Physical Eduation Teacher, Driver's Education Instructor
Nottingham High School's Journalism class recently conducted a Twitter interview with Mr. Peter Capone, who is a Physical Eduation Teacher and Driver's Education Instructor at Nottingham High School. Here is the transcript of the interview.
Star Status: What is your favorite movie?
Mr. Pete Capone: The baseball movie “Field of Dreams,” has great actors and actresses, important lesson to fathers and sons, “throwback” baseball mentality, historical memories of years gone by!! Perseverance in sticking to what you believe and not caving to peer pressure!!
As a student in high school, what were your goals?
My goal was to do well enough in school that I'd get accepted to a 4 year college. I didn't know where I wanted to go, but I knew I wanted to live away from home.
Does anything scare you?
Losing loved ones, car accidents, angry people and roller coasters!!
What is your biggest achievement as an adult?
Surviving Hodgkin's disease (Cancer) when I was 29 years old so I was able to be a husband to my wife and a father to my son!!
What inspired you to become a driver's education instructor?
I started teaching as a Health and Physical Education teacher and was asked to help in the simulator, once I embraced the challenge developed a passion for our Comprehensive Safe Driver Program because of it’s importance and success!
What is the best part of working at Nottingham?
I was a student here for my 7th and 8th grade Junior High years, This is “My Home Town” The administrators, the staff, the and our students!!
What was your worst experience driving?
We were driving in heavy traffic, a piece of truck tire flew over the top of the car in front of the BTW car and landed right in front of us. If we were not keeping a safe following distance, the tire would have whacked our car!
What is the most challenging part of your job?
Bringing my “A” game to the simulator every period and not missing important teaching facts!!
What advice would you give to a freshman in high school?
THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS WILL DICTATE THE 70 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE!! Listen to the announcements, read the signs on the walls, get involved in something and see Mr. Capone if you need anything!!
Who inspires you and why?
My LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST! HE is the one that guides the right and wrong of every action & decision I make everyday, no excuses to HIM!!
You have been a teacher at Nottingham High School for over 30 years, name your favorite memory.
The memories of watching our freshmen mature into fine young ladies and men!!! The stories and thank yous from the alumni who visit with encouraging memories!!