A Warning for General Braddock on display at Caldwell
Memorial Library with more than twenty other prints on
the French & Indian War. Mr. Tatone initiated and led
fundraising efforts to purchase and frame these
special paintings by artists Robert Griffing and
2004 Derrian 2005 Derrian 2006 Derrian 2007 Derrian
Mr. Tom Tatone
Derry Area H.S. 724-694-2780
French and Indian War Projects Derrian Staff Creations
The 2006 Derrian contains a History flashback section (with stories and pictures about each year from 1957-2006) that has been published separately. To purchase this commemorative 40 page book, please reserve a copy by calling the high school at 724-694-2780. The cost is $30.00 for this hardbound limited (200 copies) edition.
After graduating from Derry Area High School in 1986, Mr. Tatone earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from The Pennsylvania State University
in Secondary Education-Social Studies in 1991. He also earned a Business/Liberal Arts Minor and completed 164 undergraduate credits. Mr. Tatone served as a student teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School, Pittsburgh PA, and pre-student taught at Penns Valley and Clearfield Area School Districts. Mr. Tatone completed fifteen graduate credits in History from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and has attained Master's Equivalency status.
Mr. Tom Tatone currently teaches 10th grade Western Civilization and AP European History. Since moving to the High School in 2010, Mr. Tatone has also taught 10th grade American Civics, 10th grade Geography, and 9th grade American Cultures I.
He also serves as the High School Derrian Staff Yearbook Advisor.
Concluding in the 2009-2010 school year, Mr. Tatone spent fourteen great years teaching 8th grade American Cultures I on the Purple Team at Derry Area Middle School.
Derry Area School District- Since 1996-Present
Adelphoi Village Private Schools- 1992-1996
Substitute Teacher: North Allegheny, Northgate, Avonworth, and Hampton School Districts- 1991-1992
High School Yearbook Advisor (The Derrian) 2003-Present
High School Girls' Tennis Head Coach: 2006-Present
Penn Literacy Network
Teaching Advanced and Gifted Learners
National Writing Project, IUP
Worlds in Motion Pilot Teacher, NEH Grant
PSEA Innovative Teaching Grant Winner, 2003
Mini-Grant winner to purchase Derry Area Patent Maps- at Caldwell Memorial Library
Led Fundraising to purchase French and Indian War Art Collection- at Caldwell Memorial Library
High School Assistant Soccer Coach- 1997
Middle School Assistant Wrestling Coach- 1997-1999
Middle School Head Wrestling Coach- 2000-2001
Middle School Assistant Track Coach- 2000-2003
Middle School Newspaper Club Advisor - 1997-2010
Social Studies Department Co-Chair - 2002-2010
Purple Team Leader- Every other year- 1996-2010
Former Derry Area Youth Soccer U-6 Coach
Derry Area Historical Society Member and former Board Member