PBS Digital Innovator 2018

Vinny Chiaramonte

Vinny Chiaramonte Arizona
  • APT
  • R.F. Bumpus Middle School
  • Hoover, Alabama

Vinny Chiaramonte has a passion for lifelong learning, education, computer science, problem solving, and all things social science. Formerly a social science teacher Vinny started teaching computer science (CS) in 2014 at Bumpus Middle School in Hoover Alabama. He has experience teaching in private schools, low income schools, and schools of means. Vinny was named R.F. Bumpus Middle School Teacher of The Year (2015) and the Alabama Secondary Alternate Teacher of the Year (2016). Most recently he was recognized nationally as a 2017 Milken Educator Award recipient. His approach to teaching is deeply rooted in personal feelings and beliefs about the magnitude of impact and depth of influence teachers have in the lives of students. He is committed to students, their learning, and the tremendous responsibility in the development of children put in his care. Vinny believes there is always a better way until there is not. He enjoys consistently growing and thrives on pouring into and developing those around him.

Fun Fact: Vinny dropped out of high school as a freshman. 

Follow Vinny on Twitter, @vinnyCSed .