Originally published Jan. 10, 2023 by MyNews13.
By Tammie Fields
Flagler County A+ Teacher Robert Cerasi is proof that amazing instructors really can have an incredible impact on their students.
In Cerasi's case, it's a full-circle moment.
"I believe that I have the best job — that every day when I see children, that I can make a positive impact," he says.
Cerasi has a unique way of getting his students moving — like during a recent scavenger hunt at Rymfire Elementary School when he incorporated math and other subjects into the physical activity.
"I think it's very important because not only are they getting the exercise that they need, they're sharpening up their math skills,” Cerasi says. “Also, I like to incorporate ELA (English language arts), like sight words, with the other kids."
He was his students’ age when he says amazing teachers helped him develop a love of sports.
"That got me into team sports, and I was fortunate to get an athletic scholarship in college for basketball and baseball, and while I was there, I was studying elementary education,” Cerasi says.