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Candidate NJ General Assembly

John Capizola, Jr. 

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John Capizola

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Delaware, where he majored in health and physical education and obtained his N.J. teaching certificate in Physical Education (K-12). In 2008 he completed a Master's Degree Program in Educational Leadership at Wilmington University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Distinction by earning a 4.0-grade point average. Upon graduation, he fulfilled the requirements to achieve his New Jersey Principal and Supervisor Certifications. 

John's experience in small business and education make him uniquely qualified in understanding the obstacles of small business and the challenges of educators. His insight will serve him well in the General Assembly. 


John is currently a health and physical education teacher at Anthony Rossi Elementary School for the Vineland Public Schools District and has been an educator for more than 20 years. He started as a long-term substitute teacher in Vineland High School, which led him to a full-time teaching position at Indiana Avenue School in Atlantic City, NJ, where he taught health classes for elementary students. A few years later, he returned to the Vineland Public Schools District, where he has remained teaching.  

ne of John's early business ventures was assisting his late mother-in-law Rosemary Curtis (Rosamaria Merlino Curtis), with the opening of a restaurant called Serafina's Ristorante & Pizzeria in Millville. Not long after that, he and his wife purchased Parkside Laundromat in Millville, N.J. Currently, John is the owner/operator of "Mulch Man" LLC of 

Vineland. As it continues to grow, this landscaping business has given John a first-hand experience of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Coaching is a passion for John. He has spent hundreds of hours coaching children with the East Vineland Little League, the Vineland YMCA, the Vineland Basketball Association, and the Vineland Soccer Association. John also coached baseball at the high school level in Atlantic City and fall ball for Vineland students. What started as a bonding activity with his 4-year-old son has led to a pseudo profession. John is also a board member for the Vineland Midget Football League. John's education, career, business experience, and desire to give back to his community make him an outstanding leader and steward for the will and well-being of his community. 

Understanding where your potential can take you and not being scared to take that journey is the key to success. As a teacher, mentor, and business owner, I work hard every day to help everyone I meet to realize the opportunities that lay ahead.

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