Your 8th Grade teacher, Mr. Serpico was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating college he spent half a year teaching high school physics before joining the JET Programme and moving to Japan to teach English. In the rural prefecture of Saga-Ken, Mr. Serpico learned Japanese language, culture, and fell in love with the country. In 2016 he accepted a position at TYIS to teach science and math, while also leading the development of the middle school program.
Mr. Serpico enjoys bike riding, weightlifting, and video games in his free time. His personal goal for the 2017-2018 school year is devoted 5 hours per week exclusively to studying Japanese.