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 updated schedule for Plan C, beginning on Dec. 14 and running until Jan. 15:

Office Hours: Wednesday 8:30 - 9:00; Thursdays and Fridays by appointment

A-Day Schedule (Monday and Tuesday)
7:30 - 8:30: English 1
9:10 - 10:10: Sports Media & Journalism
11:10 - 12:10: English 1
12:50 - 1:50: English 1

B-Day Schedule (Wednesday and Thursday):
8:30 - 9:00 (Wednesdays): Office Hours
11:10 - 12:10: English 1
12:50 - 1:50: Sports Media & Journalism

office hours by appointment