Vinnie Sorriento

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. You graduated from the school in 1996. What brought you back to teach at Millbrook?

    After I graduated from Millbrook, I always had a sense that I wanted to work in a prep school. Millbrook was always my first choice. The school had such a profound influence on my life when I was here that I wanted to be a part of it again. The overall lifestyle of a faculty member and the opportunity to coach and work with kids are what brought me to Millbrook.
  • Q. What is your favorite lesson that you teach?

    In the classroom, my favorite lesson is right triangle trigonometry because you can really apply it to the real world. As a coach and dorm parent, I always enjoy trying to get the students to look beyond themselves and buy into a common culture that is best for the group. When you see students begin to think about others more than themselves - that is pretty special.
  • Q. What makes Millbrook, Millbrook for you?

    The students. Their energy and enthusiasm makes this place truly special.
  • Q. As a dorm head in Case, what is the funniest thing you've witnessed in the dorm?

    There are always funny moments in Case, and it usually involves the IV formers on the third floor. One thing that I find humorous every year is watching the faces of some of the new students in Case during Winter Weekend. These students really have no idea how seriously the "veterans" in Case take Winter Weekend until it is actually here. Seeing red paint on eighteen year old boys' faces is priceless.
  • Q. What might your students be most surprised to find out about you?

    I actually was a political science major when I first went to college. I thought I would graduate and work in politics.
  • Q. What is your best memory from your time as a Millbrook student?

    My favorite memory as a student at Millbrook was participating in a debate my senior year. When I volunteered to be a part of this debate about the death penalty, I never realized it was going to take place in front of the entire school and parents. I also never realized how much work was involved when preparing for a debate. It was a stressful experience, but I was glad to be a part of it.
  • Q. How many years have you been at Millbrook? What classes do you teach?

    I've been at Millbrook for four years. I teach Algebra I, Geometry, and Honors Geometry. I also coach the varsity boys hockey team.
  • Q. What is your favorite quotation?

    I have two from John Wooden - "Sports do not build character. They reveal it." and "Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be grateful. Conceit is self-given; be careful."
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