Mr. Verrastro was hired by East Hartford Public Schools in 1998. His entire teaching career has been spent at East Hartford High School teaching health and physical education to students in grades 9-12. Mr. Verrastro helps coordinate East Hartford High School’s Adventure Connections Program as well as being an active member of the School Wide Data Team, the District Health and Wellness Advisory Council, and the Connections Council. Mr. Verrastro is very well respected by his students, administration and his peers. He was selected as East Hartford High School's Teacher of the Year for 2016.
Mr. Verrastro graduated from the University of Rhode Island with Bachelor Degrees in both Exercise Science and Physical Education and Health. He also attended the Graduate Institute, where he obtained a Master's Degree in Holistic Thinking.
Mr. Verrastro has a long history of coaching in the district as he served as the varsity boys and girls swim coach from 1998-2010 and was also the assistant varsity girl's softball coach for a number of years.Mr. Verrastro is currently serving as a NFHS swimming official for the Eastern District of Connecticut.