Meet staff member Jonna Costin

Jonna Costin, Physical Education Teacher in gymnasiumHi! My name is Jonna Costin. I am a physical education teacher at Central Valley Academy and Fisher Elementary School.

How long have you been teaching or working in the district?

I worked at the Ilion Central School District for four years pre-merger and this is my fourth year at CVA.

What do you like best about what you do?

I love working with our students and getting to know them while in my class. The best part about my job is all the relationships I have made over the years. I always look forward to learning all of the great things they have done and continue to do once they leave CVA.

What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career?

There have been too many events to name. I enjoy attending school proms, sporting events, musicals, ski trips, field trips, etc. We have great students here at CVA and some of my most favorite moments come when we are not in the classroom. I look forward to helping at future school events and planning activities for our students. These are the things that get kids excited about school and I think they are so important for our school community.

Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?

I help coach my kids’ soccer teams in my free time. I enjoy staying active and being outdoors with my family. We like to be on the lake in the summer and hope to start our kids skiing/snowboarding this winter.

What former jobs have you held?

Before starting at Remington Elementary I was a physical education teacher at the Camden Central School District. Throughout high school and college, I worked as a camp counselor and lifeguard.

Where were you educated?

I attended Ilion High School and went to SUNY Cortland for my Teaching and Master’s Degree.

Where have you lived?

Ilion, Cortland and Rome.

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

Spend the weekend with my family – bowling, hanging out with friends, going to theplayground, the movies, skiing or just a simple family movie night at home.

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

Sirius/XM Radio – Hits One, Pandora – Today’s Hits

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

I really don’t watch much TV, but when I do it’s HGTV. I LOVE HGTV!

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

To the ocean for a vacation with my family.

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

I have a twin sister.