John PetitoUpper School History Teacher
  • Has Been With Oak Knoll: Since 2015
  • Academic Degrees: BA History & Education w/minor in Philosophy, Beloit College
  • Classes Taught: I teach in the History Department, and some of the classes I’ve taught since arriving at Oak Knoll are the AP World History class, Related US Topics (RUST), and Ancient World history.
  • Favorite Book: Me Talk Pretty Someday, by David Sedaris
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Springer Chip (found only at Springers Ice Cream in Stone Harbor, NJ)
  • Favorite Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
  • Fun Facts: Loves all Philadelphia sports teams. Go Birds!
  • What I Love Most About OKS – The students, Ms. Landis, Bridges Runs, Sacred Heart, and frustrating Mr. Melican. I LOVE Oak Knoll. My students and this community make working here the best! I am the moderator of the ski/snowboard club. I moderate the introduction to the Model Congress Club as well. I love to travel and have helped moderate two trips to Barcelona, Spain. I currently live in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and I have a dog and a beautiful teenage daughter.