Programs

Morristown, NJ

Started in 2012, the program includes 10-15 West Morris Mendham High School students each year and is conducted over the summer at Morris Hills Center in Morristown, NJ.


Program Advisor – Mr. Peter Moccia

Peter, a father of two, currently works at West Morris Mendham High School, where he teaches English. He has been the Program Advisor for Storied Lives since 2013. Peter graduated with undergraduate and graduate degrees in literature from Seton Hall University, and he is currently pursuing his doctorate at Drew University.


Westfield, NJ

Started in 2014, the program includes approximately 10 Mother Seton Regional High School students and is conducted during the spring at Sunrise Senior Living in Westfield, NJ.


Program Advisor – Mrs. Natalie Rotolo

Natalie Rotolo, an English teacher for over ten years, has been the Mother Seton Regional High School Program Advisor for Storied Lives since 2014. A wife and mother of two boys, Natalie has previously taught English in Gdansk, Poland, as well as worked at Toronto Dominion Bank. She received her BA in English and Journalism from Rutgers University and her Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Saint Peter’s University.



Fountain Hills, AZ

Piloted in Summer 2015, the program has now become an integrated part of the curriculum of the AP English Language class for the Fall. Approximately 15 students are participating and plan to host the seniors at the Fountain Hills H.S. for the Closing in December.


Program Advisor – Mrs. Dawn Oester

Dawn grew up in Minnesota and began her English teaching career there after graduating from St. Cloud State University. She and her family relocated to Arizona in 1986, where she began teaching in Fountain Hills. When Fountain Hills HS opened in 1992, Dawn came on board and has been teaching there since. She has been the Program Advisor for the Storied Lives program since May 2015.

For more information, please contact us: storiedlives@gmail.com