Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to 3rd grade. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Chris Peto (I’m pretty easy to find since I am the only male elementary teacher on the lower floor). Here is a little background on myself. I was born and raised in Watertown, NY. I went on to earn a bachelors degree in Sociology and Elementary Education from SUNY Potsdam. I also have a Masters Degree in Literacy Education from SUNY Cortland.
I have been at Stockbridge Valley since 1999. I taught Kindergarten for four years and this is my 13th year as a Third Grade Teacher. It is hard to believe that this is my seventeenth year. My final Kindergarten class graduated last year. How time flies. Throughout my tenure here I have also coached many of our athletic teams: Boys modified soccer, basketball, and baseball. I also coached girls modified soccer and was the Girls Varsity Basketball coach for 7 years. I am currently in my 12th season as Girls JV Soccer coach and in my 15th year as the Girls Varsity Softball coach. This makes for an extremely busy, yet fulfilling year. I am now beginning to see the children of kids I coached in high school bringing their kids to school and even have some in my class. That used to make me feel old, however I am now getting to the point in my career that I will soon be seeing the children of students I actually taught walking through these doors. At that point I am going to feel REALLY old. I am very proud to be a part of the Stockbridge Valley community and have a special place in my heart for this community and the people who make it so special. I am looking forward to a great year.