Chris DePiero

DIREC­TOR OF ATH­LET­ICS

The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

S t. Michael’s Col­lege School’s Chris DePiero is in­cred­i­bly pas­sion­ate about do­ing his part in help­ing his stu­dents achieve their very best.

The Direc­tor of Ath­let­ics be­lieves that one of his most im­por­tant roles in school is to en­cour­age stu­dents to con­tin­u­ally strive to im­prove them­selves.

“I have always been drawn to the con­cept of peo­ple be­com­ing more than what they feel they are ca­pa­ble of, and be­ing the cat­a­lyst for them in un­der­stand­ing this,” he says.

“I truly be­lieve that peo­ple are able to ac­com­plish much more than what they be­lieve they can, and I have seen that be the case in so many stu­dents/ath­letes.”

DePiero has been an ed­u­ca­tor for 16 years and has moved between for­mal class­room teach­ing, ath­letic coach­ing, men­tor­ing and ad­min­is­tra­tion. His en­cour­age­ment to­wards his stu­dents fo­cuses not only on try­ing to im­prove them­selves, but also on not giv­ing up in pur­suit of im­prove­ment.

“Some­times we do not get the re­sults we de­sire, but if we stay the course and build off of our ex­pe­ri­ences and not get dis­cour­aged by them, we will be mov­ing for­ward, and that is what I be­lieve life is all about.”

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