Connect with Kipp Mattalucci
I am so happy that Kipp Mattalucci decided to join me out at one of my book signings a few months back. We got to reconnect since I haven’t seen him since mid-2014 just before he went on a bunch of trips all over the world. Kipp Mattalucci is still living his dream of teaching and traveling which is wonderful to hear!
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Kipp got the privilege as an American during the Cold War to travel to East Germany, Soviet Union, and has even been to Cuba. He graduated from Penns Grove High School in Penns Grove, NJ. The same high school that Bruce Willis graduated from, but 4 years later.
When Kipp got to take a trip to Germany with a high school german teacher, he figured out that he wanted to do something with languages. On that trip, he got to spend an afternoon in East Berlin which was a life changing experience for him.
He went on to spend 34 years teaching German at Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights, NJ. He also spent 8 years there teaching students Russian during the the height of the Gorbachev years in the Soviet Union. Which worked out great for him because he got to take a year off from teaching while on sabbatical from his teaching duties. Kipp spent that year in the Soviet Union studying Russian language, and even found himself working for NBC translating for The Reagan-Gorbachev Cold War Summit.
Kipp was fortunate enough while over in the Soviet Union to get invited to a party hosted by Tom Brokaw, getting to hang out with many other celebrity reporters during that time.
Fear of the unknown isn’t something that Kipp lets bother him. He feels that if he did, he would have never gone or done anything in his life. I think it is really important for all of my dreamers to take on fear of the unknown head on.
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