Naperville Central welcomes new staff members for the 2019-2020 school year

New staff member Tony Colletti shares a few fun facts about himself with the Central Times.

Richie Holmberg, Jr., Sports Editor

Q: What department are you a part of and what is your official role?
A: Student Services, as a school counselor with roughly last names Ra-Sh.


Q: What did you do before you came to Naperville Central?

A: I was a special education teacher at a school that’s a little bit north of here [Naperville North].


Q: Where do you go to college?

A: So my undergrad was at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. And then I got my endorsement for special ed at Roosevelt University. And then since then have gotten masters at American College of Education. Olivet-Nazarene University, and most recently, Louis University.


Q: So any prior jobs that you have had or activities?

A: I played football in college. And while doing that, I was a secretary in the education department.


Q: What do you like to do? What are your hobbies? 

A: I’m a huge, huge movie, food, and Chicago sports fan, minus the Cubs. And I want that very, very clear. 


Q: So What inspired you to become a counselor?

What inspired me to get into education was to be a positive influence on as many people as possible. And so my time in special ed allowed me to do that. But it limited who I could work with. And it was a very rewarding job. Very challenging job. But this is a career path now where I can see nearly five times as many kids so the potential to make a bigger impact. 


Q: Are you involved in NCHS activities?

A: I coach football and boys track.