The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, along with the Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey Teacher of the Year, recently announced the finalist of the 2018 Teacher of the Year competition. Italian Professor Frank A. Campione, J.D., from Nottingham High School in Hamilton, New Jersey, received the award as the Foreign Language Educator of New Jersey Teacher of the Year.
Professor Campione teaches Italian Levels I – IV and has taught Italian at the college and university levels in the United States and Italy. Professor Campione has received numerous awards on the local, state and national levels, including National Italian Teacher of the Year from the National Italian American Foundation in Washington, D.C. and the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission’s first Collodi Award in 2017.
He lived in Rome for six years and three years in Parma, where he studied International Law at the University of Parma and Milan Law Schools. He has also served as a Monmouth County Freeholder, Deputy Mayor and Freehold Township Councilman. Professor Campione, holds a B.A. degree from Seton Hall University, three Master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Seton Hall Law School.