The students and staff at Jacobs Primary love their Mr. (Tony) DeRose! He teaches 2nd grade and has for the past 6 years. He is the only male teacher in the school and is a role model. He loves the independence the 2nd graders display and it is fun to watch them grow up though out the year. He received his teaching degree from Bluffton University. He is married with a one year old and a he and his wife are expecting their second son in July. Congratulations! His motto to his students and self is “Family First” as the classroom is a big family. His role model is his father to taught and lived by example. — with Anthony DeRose.