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About Chris Pombonyo Live in the Classroom

About Chris

Originally from Long Island, New York, Chris has always had a passion for teaching and education. Chris is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Elementary Education with both Reading and ESOL Endorsements.

Formerly known for his blog Famous in First, having previously taught First Grade, Chris currently teaches Fourth Grade in Lake Mary, Florida. He holds numerous leadership roles within his school and district and was recently named the 2017 Elementary School Teacher of the Year and overall District Teacher of the Year for his county.

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Teacher of the Year

Chris was recently named the 2017 Seminole County Teacher of the Year. Watch the video produced by Seminole County to hear about the techniques Chris uses in his classroom to keep his students engaged and constantly learning. Be sure to visit the Videos page and subscribe to Chris’ YouTube channel to stay up to date with what Chris is doing and to learn more about the various techniques he uses in his classroom.

“There are few presenters who are as dynamic and engaging as Chris Pombonyo. In addition to his infectious energy, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and a plethora of ideas to engage, inspire, and challenge all students.”


Todd Nesloney

Principal, Webb Elementary/Co-Author of Kids Deserve It

Chris Pombonyo Live in the Classroom
2016-10-12T00:09:23+00:00

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Webb Elementary/Co-Author of Kids Deserve It

“There are few presenters who are as dynamic and engaging as Chris Pombonyo. In addition to his infectious energy, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and a plethora of ideas to engage, inspire, and challenge all students.”

“Chris’ passion and high ENERGY for what it means to be an educator do more than just fill the classroom. His enthusiasm for teaching and education is CONTAGIOUS and it fills the teacher hearts of each and every teacher that is lucky enough to hear him present.”


Ashley Schroeder

Penn State Altoona EduState Conference Coordinator

Chris Pombonyo Live in the Classroom
2016-10-12T00:23:04+00:00

Ashley Schroeder

Penn State Altoona EduState Conference Coordinator

“Chris’ passion and high ENERGY for what it means to be an educator do more than just fill the classroom. His enthusiasm for teaching and education is CONTAGIOUS and it fills the teacher hearts of each and every teacher that is lucky enough to hear him present.”

“Engaging. Confident. Clearly an Expert in the Field. Awesome session! Amazing Energy! Best one YET!”


Conference Attendee

Chris Pombonyo Live in the Classroom
2016-10-12T00:24:47+00:00

Conference Attendee

“Engaging. Confident. Clearly an Expert in the Field. Awesome session! Amazing Energy! Best one YET!”