Joseph Abbruscato


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Office Hours: 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Mr Abbruscato teaches Digital Photography 1 & 2, and English 11. He strives to support students both academically and creatively, providing them with the tools needed to succeed throughout life. Receiving his MA in English from ASU, Mr Abbruscato has myriad research interests, and his academic publications specialize in the study of how fairy tales and mythologies intersect with comic books, Young Adult Literature, pop culture, and science fiction.

In July of 2014, he published "The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature" through the academic publisher McFarland Press. Mr Abbruscato has been a professional photographer for the last 10 years, specializing in concerts/live events, landscapes, and modeling. He has had photographs published by MTV Canada, Skype, Live Nation, Arizona Republic, The Phoenix New Times, and Doom! Magazine, as well as has been part of multiple gallery shows throughout Arizona and Mexico.

Coaching: Mr Abbruscato is the Junior Varsity Spiritline Coach. He has been coaching the team for 4 years, helping grow the program and instilling the importance of being student athletes in all of his teams. He himself was a collegiate athlete, competing for Arizona State University’s Men’s Gymnastics Team. He has coached gymnastics both in NY and in Arizona, and brings over a decade of athletics experience and dedication to his squad.