Mr. Gatto is a dynamic teacher with a commanding presence. His vast experience in the criminal justice field provides students of all ages with concrete knowledge of law enforcement, loss prevention, the courts, ethics, psychology, and problem solving. Mr. Gatto’s various classes have provided me with valuable information I have carried into my own classroom.

Catherine Burns
Mathematics Teacher
Erie 1 BOCES Potter and Kenton Career Centers

The Dealing with Academic Dishonesty class was fantastic.  I acquired a lot of very useful information.  Jon is a great teacher.

Donald Rosiek
Graphic Design Teacher
Kenton Career Center

The Spotlight Group offers a variety of classes that address the school climate and learning environment. Jon Gatto is knowledgeable of the respective topic, provides good, current information, and uses great examples. Our teachers have found the conversational format of his classes to be very favorable.

Gloria LeSota
Teacher Center of Cheektowaga


Jon Gatto's classes contain current information/techniques that can be applied in today's classroom. Through his personal and at times emotional stories, real life situations and his sense of humor, you can't help but take more than one class!!

Jennifer Skop
Science Teacher
Potter Rd Career Center

Jon's classes are great: not only are they informational, they are delivered with examples from his experiences and real world applications are shared - not just a bunch of theory that leaves you scratching your head wondering what to do with the information.

Jennifer Yund
English Professor
Erie Community College

Jon Gattos classes are informative as well as fun and entertaining.

Michael Storms
Culinary Instructor
Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Center

Every class I have taken from The Spotlight Group has been very well researched and presented.


Robert Verso
Auto Body and Collision Instructor
Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Center

I have taken at least a dozen classes offered by Jon Gatto over the years. I always look for his name next to course titles, so I know which ones to pick.

William Peffer
Auto Body and Collision Instructor
Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Center



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