Dr. Antonio (Antone) M. Eppolito

Antone EppolitoDr. Antonio Eppolito has been involved at all levels of education during his career as an elementary, early secondary, and secondary high school teacher; as a school district administrator, an undergraduate and graduate school professor, a researcher and author, and, in positions of regional, state, national, and international leadership. At all levels, he has effected change in K-12 and higher education.

His contributions include the development of a remedial reading tutoring project for an elementary Syracuse City School listed “at risk,” as developer of an after school tutoring program for children living in low income housing, as supporter of Hope for Ariang, an elementary school in war torn Sudan, and as a member of the Board of Directors of MarbleJam Kids, a non-profit creative arts therapy and enrichment program for children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

At the secondary level, his research and publications of Issues of Individualization of instruction and thematic based curriculum have influenced change of middle level education. His courses at the college level have prepared pre-service teachers to adapt to a changing curriculum to better instruct children. Presently as Professor Emeritus, Le Moyne College, he advises graduate students in research and writing of the Masters Thesis.

Antone earned his B.A. from Le Moyne College, an M.S., a Certificate of Advanced StudiesEppolito Graduation Degree, and an Ed. Doctorate Degree in Administration and Supervision of Instruction and Curriculum from Syracuse University. His studies also include Mexico’s Universidad Internacional, St. Lawrence University, and the University of Washington. He holds several certificates and licenses including School District Chief Officer.

He is a Third Degree Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do presently training for Fourth Degree Master in the martial art and serves as Moderator of the Le Moyne College Tae Kwon Do Club. The distinction of earning the Third Degree Black Belt is highlighted by having accomplished this at the age of 73.

Antone served on the Executive Board of Directors of the NY State Association of University and College Teacher Educators, the Executive Board of the NY State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Vice President of the Syracuse Phi Delta Kappa Chapter, and Counselor of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education. Among his many educational affiliations are the NY State Council of Exceptional Children, People to People International, Middle States Accreditation Committee, and the U.S.A. Tae Kwon Do Federation.

His voluminous amount of publications have addressed issues in education in leading professional journals. He has received awards and recognition from NY State Foreign Language Teachers, including the publication of one of his books, An Analysis of the Current Goals and Objectives of Foreign Language Education. Additional awards and recognition are from the U.S. Congress-German Bundestag International Exchange College Teacher Educators of NY, Kappa Delta Pi International, as delegate to the U.S./Peoples’ Republic of China First Joint Conference on Education, Beijing, and from Le Moyne College, the Bene Merenti Medal for Service.

He is the son of the late Joseph and Gloria Eppolito, and lives in Fayetteville, NY with his wife Nancy. They have four children, Dr. Antonio, Sarah, Deborah, and Theresa, and six grandchildren, Liam, Luke, Brendan, Sophia, Meghan, and Eliana.