Cliff Corigliano Sr.
2003 Outstanding Teacher of America
Clifford C. Corigliano, Sr.
San Bernardino High School; San Bernardino, CA
Cliff Corigliano has been teaching at San Bernardino High School since 1987. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at San Bernardino Valley College since 1999. Prior to that he was in New York and New Jersey, where he was also a teacher and then principal. He currently teaches Honors Science courses and both AP Biology and AP Psychology.
Mr. Corigliano avails himself of as much in-service education as is offered. He “is always taking something,” according to the principal of San Bernardino High. Mr. Corigliano is on the Leadership Team and the school’s Attendance and Discipline Committee, and is a Focus Group Leader for the Curriculum and Instruction Team; he is also a key member of the District’s Science Text Book Adoption Committee.
According to his students, Mr. “C” makes himself available to students at all hours and is there for mentoring. He teaches classes in a college format and instructs the students in college preparation and admissions processes as well as Science.
Mr. Corigliano has received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from Tarkio College, in Missouri, and his Masters in Special Education/Elementary Education and Health Education/Secondary Education from Hofstra University, in New York.