Testimonials

“Thank you for everything you have done for me over the years. You were the one to get me excited about history--it is by far my favorite subject. I will never forget your passion and enthusiasm for teaching; it truly was infectious.”

- Norm Dannen

“Mr. Galante demonstrated to me the dedication that should be seen in only the best and most influential teachers that education has to offer. Whenever I lack the motivation to complete a task in the future, I will look back to Mr. Galante and draw inspiration from his passion to not only his subject of history but to his subjects, his students.”

- Evan Benkert

"Thank you for making my experience in history unforgettable, your passion for your subject is unmatched."

- - Steven F.

“You are probably the best teacher I’ve ever had, I never enjoyed Social Studies before like I do now. Everyday of your class I got totally absorbed into everything you said. I think That I’ve learned more in Social Studies this year than I have ever before. Thank you so much for a gift that I can probably never repay you for.”

- Adam Sachs

“It is a tribute to your skills as a teacher to have recognized many of David’s traits in such a relatively short time…”

- Anne Marie Robbins

“You have done so much more than improve my writing skills; you have improved me as a thinker and a learner. I felt like I really started to emerge as a real student in your class.”

- Jamie Gordon

“I want to thank you for the inspiration you are providing to Jordan this year….You have lit a fire in her to be an inquisitive and comparative thinker...you are providing her with skills and a thirst for knowledge which will serve her well….”

- Mrs. Robbie Matthews

“Bob, your work with our students is extraordinary.”

- Dr. Peter Righi, Superintendent of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, 2014

“You are by far the most passionate teacher in the school, not just for history but because of your desire to become friends with your students. I looked forward to your class because your dedication is inspiring.”

- Michael Hill

“You have been such an inspiring teacher and I have learned so much from you. I know that the lessons you taught me and the knowledge you gave me will benefit me for the rest of my life.”

- Lindsay Mumma

“Bob, an outstanding lesson, and once again, a pleasure to observe. Keep up the good work.”

- Wiliam Hayes

“I wanted to thank you for the inspiration you are providing to Jordan this year. She has always enjoyed school and done well, but much of that has been on autopilot. You have lit a fire in her this semester to be an inquisitive, comparative thinker and a learner. I am certain that you are providing her with skills and a thirst for knowledge which will serve her well for her school years and beyond.”

- Gigi Matthews

“Bob Galante brings an unsurpassed level of passion and knowledge for his subject matter to his classroom on a daily basis. Bob excels above his peers because he has the goal of making our children aware of the democratic history of our country, and is teaching them that it is their responsibility, as US citizens, to actively participate in the democratic process.”

- Bill and Sharon O’Brien

“Mr.Galante is already something of a legend in this community as the result of his remarkable ability to excite students about history and to foster in them sophisticated skills and understandings.”

- Dr. John Woodbury, Superintendent of the Rumson Boro School District, 1996

“Thank you for making my experience in history unforgettable, your passion for your subject is unmatched”

- Steven F.

“It was in your U.S. History class where I really felt like a serious student for the first time.”

- Eric Hiatt

“You should be quite proud of the results of your students’ research and their presentation skills...Thank you for what you are contributing to the development of a caring community of leaders-The Rumson School District.”

- Eileen J. Smith-Stevens, former Superintendent (Forrestdale School)

“I would like to take this moment to thank you for inspiring me to learn more about history. Your class was creative, well-organized, and informative.”

- Andrew Kerbs

“He continues to give 110% to his teaching and, each year, creates a new crop of believers in his history classes. It was a pleasure to witness the enthusiasm that his students feel for him.”

- Nancy E. Guthrie

"You teach beyond the material and into the intellects of your students. Not only did you teach me the materials, but you taught me how to learn."

- Pat DePalma

“I have learned not only to appreciate the workings of our legal system--I can now say I have a greater understanding of the value of learning. I will be forever grateful.”

- Tori Keller

You have given me so much: a new vision of history, a class to look forward to. These are all beautiful gifts, but the one I appreciate the most is one quite different. You’ve given me a new mindset and ability to look from all perspectives.

- - Chris Hillary

“Thank you for inspiring me! Law and Society is hands down the most compelling and useful class I’ve taken throughout my years at RFH. You helped me come to understand the passion I have for justice while also unearthing an interest in political science as well as constitutional law.”

- Sarah Delaney

“Your class taught me to view both sides and understand all opinions. In the beginning of the year I was worried that learning about law would be a chore, rather than an excitement. But now your class helped me to realize I want to pursue law in college.”

- Amy Nixon

“History is an Art to Mr. Galante because he will work as hard as it take to help us gain his appreciation for history. Mr. Galante has an amazing love for teaching, and has drastically transformed the minds of everyone that has had the privilege to be in his class.”

- Terrence O’Brien

“You have given me so much: a new vision of history, a class to look forward to. These are all beautiful gifts, but the one I appreciate the most is one quite different. You’ve given me a new mindset and ability to look from all perspectives.”

- Chris Hillary

Mr. Galante demonstrated to me the dedication that should be seen in only the best and most influential teachers that education has to offer. Whenever I lack the motivation to complete a task in the future, I will look back to Mr. Galante and draw inspiration from his passion to not only his subject of history but to his subjects, his students.

- -Evan Benkert

“Thank you for your excellent instruction in 8th grade history...We’re glad that you are doing such a fine job at RFH.”

- The Dannens (Cynthia, Norm, Laura)

“Your enthusiasm you bring to class to not only contagious, but it is inspiring. The debates in your class have not only enriched the topics discussed at hand but they have taught me how to be a confident orator and an intelligent listener in a room full of my peers.”

- Keryn Koch

“Your use of an commitment to the interactive methodology is in my opinion the perfect ‘drudge’ between the direct instruction and cooperative learning camps...Part of the reason I worked to be a teacher is to be part of a profession that included people like you.”

- J. Pesse

“Bob’s commitment to his students and his profession is an inspiration to every staff member in the district--beginning and ending with the superintendent.”

- Jack Woodbury

“I have always meant to tell you how important you are around this house! Jimmy has such a love, a diverse love for all Social Studies.You deserve tremendous praise, you really stand out.”

- Jane Preziosi

"You have given me so much: a new vision of history, a class to look forward to. These are all beautiful gifts, but the one I appreciate the most is one quite different. You’ve given me a new mindset and ability to look from all perspectives."

- Chris Hillary

“It has been a pleasure being a student of yours for three classes at RFH, and I am sad to be ending my time in your class. You bring a passion to the classroom that I have never seen before, and are truly one of the greats.”

- Peter Kane

“I waived [our son] in [his sophomore Honors History class], because I wanted him to experience this teacher, a ‘once in a lifetime’ teacher, like my two older girls had...I just wanted you to know how lucky I feel that we as a family, have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Galante as a teacher and as a person.”

- Allison Gehlhaus

“You teach beyond the material and into the intellects of your students. Not only did you teach me the materials, but you taught me how to learn.”

- Pat DePalma

“Thank you for the challenges, dedication, and passion for teaching you have. Your class inspired me to truly care about history and the world today.”

- Jackie Brondi

“Your class was nothing short of inspirational, and as I go to American University to study International Relations, I’ll always remember the fascinating conversations we’ve had as teacher and student, as well as our talks as friends. You know so much about this country, it’s truly insane.”

- Ben Sherman

“Thank you for giving me the confidence I need to be the best student I can be...Thanks again for everything and I plan to keep studying history throughout my college career and beyond.”

- Amy Littleson

“In all the classes I have taken at RFH, no class has shaped me more as an individual than your US History class. The class has encouraged me to involve myself in what goes on in our country and it has encouraged me to form my own opinion on a day to day basis. I have never met a teacher that is as passionate as you and it inspires me to be passionate about my studies…”

- Jack Wise

“Mr. Galante’s lesson plan was very detailed and organized. The measures of assessment were directly aligned with the objectives for the students. These are truly the plans of a master teacher.”

- Becky Mitlitski

“Thank you for everything you have taught me in life. Most teachers that I have encountered have taught me only their respective subject, however, in your class I learned valuable lessons of life and how to be a great citizen along with a great student.”

- Tyler Hawley

"Mr. Galante demonstrated to me the dedication that should be seen in only the best and most influential teachers that education has to offer. Whenever I lack the motivation to complete a task in the future, I will look back to Mr. Galante and draw inspiration from his passion to not only his subject of history but to his subjects, his students."

- Evan Benkert

“I could never explain to you how much you have changed my life and taught me this year. You are the first teacher to ever make me realize I have potential and I should make the most of it...I actually wanted to try in a class, and not just for the grade, but for you!”

- Addie Meyer

“I have had scores of kind teachers, but none has been such a driving force in my development as you. Your absolute passion for teaching, continued thirst for learning and vigor for life resonated with me from the day I stepped into your classroom….”

- Patrick Depalma

“You taught me to take pride in my work and have the self-respect to put my best foot forward in every endeavor. Your passion for what you do is unrivaled in anyone I know, teacher and otherwise.”

- Eric Schildge

"Your class was nothing short of inspirational, and as I go to American University to study International Relations, I’ll always remember the fascinating conversations we’ve had as teacher and student, as well as our talks as friends. You know so much about this country, it’s truly insane."

- Ben Sherman

"You teach beyond the material and into the intellects of your students. Not only did you teach me the materials, but you taught me how to learn."

- - Pat DePalma

“We are so fortunate that our children have the opportunity to study history with the teacher who truly has such a gifted passion and an enlightened spirit.”

- Mrs. Ali Bey

“Sarah immensely enjoyed your class and probably got more out of it than any other. Your enthusiasm for what you do and style of relegating the information is wonderful.”

- May Pauels

“Each time I visit your class, I am saddened by my own education. How alive you make history and how sad I am that I could not have had the opportunity to have you for a teacher. I appreciate your continued enthusiasm for your work and your ability to ‘keep the bar high’ while being realistic as to what students can absorb in their young lives.”

- Nancy E. Guthrie

“You took me under your wing at an impressionable juncture in my life and helped guide me to success. Your love for history and the life lessons that you taught helped me grow as a student and a human being.”

- Adam Black

“Without your help I don’t know if I could speak or write as well as I do today. I don’t think I will ever have another teacher as good as you. History was always fun and hey, sometimes it was even exciting!”

- Eileen

“Your enthusiasm, energy and passion may not have JJ and Mary immediately but it was powerful and did leave a lasting impression...The value of my treasures has grown significantly during their years at RFH. I know that they are well prepared for young adulthood and their college adventure. You have been a key contributor to this solid foundation.”

- John Joseph Conklin

“Bob Galante is already something of a legend in this community as the result of his remarkable ability to excite students about history and to foster in them highly sophisticated skills and understandings. Students who have gone on to the high school continuously attribute their success in the social sciences to the preparation provided by Mr. Galante.”

- Dr. John C. Woodbury, Superintendent of Schools (Rumson, N.J. Board of Education), 1996

“Thank you for everything you have taught me in life. Most teachers that I have encountered have only taught me their respective subject; however, in your class, I learned invaluable lessons of life and how to be a great citizen along with a great student.”

- Tyler Hawley

“Bob and I wish to particularly thank you for giving Heather such a wonderful year of Social Studies. Your impact on her curiosity in news, alone, is remarkable.”

- Betsey Barrett

“None of us will ever forget you. You deserve tremendous praise - you really stand out.”

- Mrs. Jane Preziosi