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Mr. Capaldi

Mr. Capaldi


@capaldi_phil (twitter)

3-1 classroom website


The third grade team makes every attempt to provide materials for each student. We do welcome the following donations;  tissues, disinfectant wipes, and pencils.

Welcome to 3-1!

Our third grade team works diligently to make learning engaging for all students. I will use the Remind (app) to keep parents up to date about important announcements and events happening in the classroom. The classroom website will be an area for student study guides, and links to websites that will reinforce classroom content.

Teaching Philosophy: I believe wholeheartedly that the classroom should be a place where students “think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively” (M. Resnick, MIT)

Bio: Philip Capaldi is a National Board Certified (2001-2020) teacher working in the Melrose Avenue School in Jamestown, Rhode Island, Grade 3. Trained in the liberal arts and sciences at Saint Anselm College, Phil moved on to achieve a Master’s Degree from Rhode Island College. Last year, Phil was one of ten teachers selected nationally to be part of the Teachers Guild.  Phil has served as a facilitator for the National Science Foundation Guiding Education in Math and Science Network (GEMS-Net) based at the University of Rhode Island and recently implemented the Engineering is Elementary E4 curriculum developed by the Boston Museum of Science. In June 2016, he completed a two year position as a Highlander Institute FUSE Fellow and was proud to be part of the pilot cohort of teachers in that program. He is co-creator of, a project that connects classrooms that utilize 3D printing technology across the world. In 2016, Phil co-created and implemented an integrated design thinking / STEAM unit for the elementary level. Phil is the father of three, an avid reader, and an occasional surfer.     

Contact Info

401-423-7020 (school)




1999 - Teacher of the Year 

RI Association of the Education of Young Children


2017 - Teacher of the Year

Jamestown Public Schools