Mr. Poccia is by far the smartest teacher at Iona Prep. He should be a college professor-he is THAT intelligent. He is a walking textbook and you can ask him any question and he will give you a fantastic answer. His APUSH class prepared me extremely well for the AP test and gave me a new interest in history. You can tell how much he loves teaching, he is extremely approachable, funny, and always willing to help as well. If you have a chance to have him, take advantage of it.
I had Mr. Poccia over 11 years ago for AP History and astronomy. One of the best teachers I ever had, including my college experience.
Mr. Poccia was my favorite teacher in Iona Prep. He genuinely enjoys being a teacher and is always very easy to understand and makes class funny with his jokes. He is a very approachable person as well. I took both his astro and AP U.S classes.
Probably the best teacher at Iona. AP American is easily the most interesting class I've taken in my career as a student. On a Friday I probably look forward to his class nearly as much as the weekend.
Mr. Poccia is hands down the best teacher in Iona Prep, alongside Mr. Kavanah, and definitely the best teacher I've ever had. His classes are extremely interesting and educational, you definitely come away a smarter person. He's one of those people that makes you wonder why he's not president or something. I looked forward to his class everyday (which you definitely can't say about every class). Just a pure Renaissance Man/Genius.
Most brilliant teacher I've ever had, glad I took his astronomy class but AP US history is probably the best class in the school.
poccia is probably one of the greatest teachers ive ever had in my entire life.
Great guy and awesome teacher, he really knows and loves what hes talking about in all classes he teaches.
AP US, awesome class between his rare cell phone pictures of john adams and extensive details of just how much George Washington is better than you, you know he knows his stuff. 1/4 of the period is him saying we cant cover this cool topic cause its not on the ap, followed by another 1/4 of covering said topic, the other half consists of the rest of the material, making fun of other students/classes and complaining about the lawn mowers, wouldnt have it any other way, the best
He'll make you laugh from his corny jokes. His classes are fun and you'll learn a lot. One of my favorite teachers at Iona, Take advantage of his knowledge- hes a great guy
By far one of the best teachers at Iona. He knows more American history than you will ever read about. He is a very enthusiastic speaker. Be prepared to learn about Andrew Jackson.
Absolutely brilliant guy. Really knows what he's talking about. Pay attention to what he says in class and you're golden. Very cool/nice too. One of the best. You can really learn alot from him.
ap exam in three weeks and we are only up to 1900?!?!?
He would make a better headmaster than the current (considering the current one if leaving)
this guy is awesome, he takes powernaps, what else is there to say?
Fair. Knows his stuff. He also was fair when he was a dean. He had my respect then and still has it. I served a few detentions too. Very understanding guy.
Poccia is the man! He is my favorite teacher at iona
Poccia is the best teacher. Im definately taking Astronomy with him next year. But enough writing...its tedious.