Science teacher Angela Severino retires

Laine Cibulskis, Editor-in-Chief

Science teacher Angela Severino has taught at East since the building opened 14 years ago.

This year, Severino taught chemistry and physics, classes with mostly sophomores and juniors.

“It’s always been exciting for kids that work really hard when they get something, it’s like that ‘ah ha’ moment,” Severino said, “It’s nice to watch the milestones they go through.”

Severino plans to teach in Florida after retiring from East. 

“My husband has always wanted to move to Florida… I’m hoping to teach down there,” Severino said, “I’m not ready to hang it up yet. It’s like a new adventure.”

In 2020, Severino obtained a National Board Certification for teaching in chemistry.

“It was some of the hardest work of my life. It was like writing a thesis… but it was so worth it in the end to get certified. It actually makes it easier because once you’re nationally certified, you can teach in any state,” Severino said.

Jackson said, “[Severino] has always gone above and beyond. In her quest to always be improving, she obtained a National Board Certification in teaching which is a long and arduous process. She did it to make her classroom a better place for kids.”

Severino said she will miss teaching at East.

“I’m going to miss being here… I’m very excited about the new adventure, but it’s hard to make a change,” Severino said.