Mr. Tony DeFazio

Phone: 704-260-6000 x11103


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English Writing, University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Mr. Tony DeFazio

Welcome Video
Hi, this is Mr. D! I am excited to be back at Concord, where I will teach English I and Sports Media & Journalism. Before coming to Concord in 2019, I taught ELA at a middle school in West Charlotte. Prior to that, I spent more than two decades as a sports writer and editor. I've worked hard to bring some of the skills and life lessons I learned in the newspaper business into the classroom, where I am excited to engage with your students. I'm also excited to teach Sports Media & Journalism this year, where I look forward to using our shared love of sports to develop a deeper love of reading, writing, and language.

I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but I have lived in North Carolina since 2009. I am a sports enthusiast, especially college sports, and a lover of various genres of music. I can't wait until I can get back to live sporting events and live music! Outside of school, I like to spend time with family: my wife Erin (also an English teacher), my daughter Evie (19 and a freshman at Appalachian State) and son Donovan (17 and a high school senior), and our two dogs, Bob and Gus.

Here is my schedule for Plan B:

Office Hours: Friday by appointment

A-Day Schedule (Monday and Tuesday)
1st block: English 1
2nd block: Sports Media & Journalism
3rd block: English 1
4th block: English 1

B-Day Schedule (Wednesday and Thursday):
1st block: Planning Period
2nd block: Planning Period
3rd block: English 1
4th block: Sports Media & Journalism

office hours by appointment