Mr. Lazz, as his students like to call him, has been a high school science teacher for 19 years, spending most of his time teaching Biology and Physics courses. He has a B.S. in Biology from DePaul University, Chicago, IL and a M.A.T. (Education) from Dominican University, River Forest, IL. Mr. Lazzarotto believes that hands-on experiences drives learning in his classroom, and works to make his labs as fun, meaningful and thought-provoking as possible.
Professionally, Mr. Lazzarotto has spent time teaching at Morton East (Cicero) and Morton West (Berwyn) High Schools, St. Ignatius College Preparatory (Chicago) and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago).
Mr. Lazzarotto regularly attends professional development courses and seminars. He has also spent a summer working at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a Materials Science research experience in 2009, and worked with the Shedd Aquarium at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior on freshwater ecology topics (2011). Mr. Lazz will be taking classes in Animal Adaptation at the Brookfield Zoo this year.
Mr. Lazz has coached both boys basketball and baseball for 13 years at the high school and lower levels. Currently, he focuses his time coaching his oldest son’s 14u travel baseball team. A fervent follower of the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears and DePaul Blue Demons Basketball, Mr. Lazzarotto lives in the far southwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and three kids.