Laura I. Maniglia
Education is my Vocation and my Passion!
Greetings, and welcome to my bio page. My name is Laura I. Maniglia, and I love what I do!
I’ve known since childhood that I would dedicate myself to the teaching profession. My second grade teacher assigned me the task of tutoring an ELL classmate, a recent immigrant, how to read, and I was hooked!
I completed my student teaching in a junior high school in the Bronx. I received my BA in English and was awarded the Secondary Education Award at graduation. That fall I went on to teach high school English. One of my most rewarding teaching experiences occurred at an inner city high school in Newark, New Jersey while completing my Master’s Degree in American & British Literature.
When I moved to Connecticut, I taught at a public high school for several years while completing my Sixth Year Degree in Administration and Supervision. I then served as the assistant principal in urban/suburban high school for several years. At the same time, I taught writing at a university. Subsequently, I became principal of a middle school. To provide more focused instruction to individual students I decided to establish my own learning center in 1995, which continues today. In addition, I taught at a community college for several years. The focus has expanded to include professional development and distance learning.
Now my mission is to share what I’ve learned and developed with fellow teachers and administrators for the good of our students. I look forward to working with you!
Charles A. Maniglia Ph.D.