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Rob Buccheri

Subject Expertise: History
Education: MA in Special Education from Connecticut State University; BA in History from the University at Buffalo 
Hometown: Brentwood, NY, but lives in Wappingers Falls, NY today
Home Church: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Church, Beekman, NY 

Rob Buccheri is a Social Studies teacher at Carmel High School in Carmel, New York. He has been teaching American History for 24 years and is a re-enactor for the French and Indian, Revolutionary and Civil War eras.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in history from the University at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree from Connecticut State University. He is a Master Teacher for the Living History Education Foundation and has created and instructed courses such as “The Battle for New York in 1776”, “Private Yankee Doodle”, “Civil War Times and the Industrial Age in the Hudson Valley”, “Baseball and the Civil War” and “Johnny Reb Billy Yank”. These courses offer participants a total emersion experience in the periods of both the Revolutionary and the Civil Wars. Participants camp, drill and cook as if they were soldiers living in these eras. He currently teaches elective courses for high school students on both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars as well. He has presented at numerous Social Studies conferences throughout New York State for the New York State Council for the Social Studies and the Westchester – Lower Hudson Council for the Social Studies. In 2010 he was awarded the New York State Excellence in Teaching Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution. He is married to Annemarie and has two children. He has traveled extensively to Revolutionary and Civil War sites throughout the country.

Professional Experience: Teacher - 24 Years

Personal Experience: Reenactor for several time periods

Scholarly Interests: Reading and teaching graduate courses

Honors and Awards: 2010 New York State Teacher of the Year for the Daughter s of the American Revolution

Recommended Reading: Jeff Shaara

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 22:19 ~ "But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me."

Favorite Music: Rock

Favorite Activities: Hiking

Family Info: Married with two children

What Matters: Teaching and family

Pet Peeves: People who have no sympathy

What I Like About FPU: Started teaching with FPU about 8 years ago - wanted to teach college-level classes