Mr. S Outside
    Meet Mr.Saito!


    The 2022-2023 school year is my 21st year teaching sixth-grade students at GCMS (and my 24th year of teaching, overall)!  Besides teaching math, I organize our school basketball tournament, Hoopapalooza, I am one of the leaders of Endurance House, and I am the official timer for the JCHS Boys Lacrosse teams.  During the Winter, I coach JV Boys basketball at Westfield High School.
    I love sports.  My favorite teams are the Michigan Wolverines and the Yankees.  I like to travel, and my favorite places to visit are Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and Long Beach Island.  I enjoy running, hiking, playing hoops, and doing anything outdoors.  When I was in middle school, I loved lunch, making new friends, and dodgeball (but I don't think you're allowed to play that in gym anymore).

    Growing up, I played baseball, basketball, and soccer at Westfield High School.  In May 1999, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan.  In 1997, I visited the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, to watch Michigan win the college football national championship.  After graduation, I taught 5th, 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grades in Elizabeth, NJ, for 3 years.  Then, I landed at GCMS.  In May 2009, I completed my Master's Degree in Educational Administration at Montclair State University.