Greetings Gemini Students and Families!!!
Welcome To Gemini Middle School Physical Education!!
-Hello all!! I hope you have all had a great summer! I am excited to get the opportunity to work with you all this upcoming school year! My name is Mr. Contorno. I also go by Mr. C too if you would prefer that as well!! School is right around the corner so I figured I would tell you a little bit about myself before we meet!!
-I grew up in the Niles/ Park Ridge area where I attended Emerson Middle School and Maine South High School. From there, I continued onto Concordia University of Chicago where I received a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and played college baseball for four years.
-This will be my 9th year of teaching and my 4th at Gemini. I spent 2 years at Daniel Beard Elementary as a Special Education Classroom Teacher. I then went to Queen of Angels Elementary School in Chicago where I was the P.E. Teacher/Athletic Director for 3 years. I am very excited the new school year is here and cannot wait to get started!! Here is some more info about myself!!
Hometown: Park Ridge,IL
Hobbies: I love hanging out with family and friends. I love playing and watching sports as well. I like to be active and do anything that allows me to be outside!! Golf is one my favorite hobbies right now!!
Favorite Teams: Manchester United, Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls. My wife is a Sox fan so that is unfortunate for her!! Just kidding!!!
Fun Facts: I was married in October of 2018 and went to Hawaii for my honeymoon and went back Maui in July of 2021. I visited England in August of 2019 where I got to see my favorite soccer team (Manchester United) play against Chelsea. I just recently went back to England this past summer to visit friends and to see Manchester United play again while also seeing my favorite player Cristiano Ronaldo play for them!! It was an incredible trip!! I have also played baseball against Bryce Harper who is a Professional Baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies!! I have a 7 year old Pitbull named Kaja who I love spending time with! I love being active and especially love to golf!!