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Beacon School In Stamford Names New Head

John Manganiello is the new head of the Beacon School in Stamford
John Manganiello is the new head of the Beacon School in Stamford Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich Education Group has announced the appointment of John Manganiello as head of the Beacon School in Stamford. 

He succeeds Meredith Hafer, who has been named the director of gifted education for Greenwich Education Group. Manganiello has worked in the private school settings for more than 18 years, serving as the assistant head of the middle school at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. 

Previously, he spent 15 years at the Windward School, where he spearheaded the development of their executive function and research skills programs. At the Windward School, Manganiello worked as a master teacher, coach, team leader, and department chair. He also mentored teachers while working closely with the Windward Teacher Training Institute. 

Manganiello completed his undergraduate degree at Lemoyne College in Syracuse, where he double-majored in history and religious studies. He completed his graduate work and earned his master's degree in education, with a focus on learning differences, from the College of New Rochelle. He also earned a master's degree in history from Iona College. 

He specializes in independent school leadership, individualized education, curriculum development, teacher training and twice-exceptional students. 

Victoria C. Newman, founder and executive director of GEG, stated, “We are thrilled to have John as a member of the Greenwich Education Group community. He brings a wealth of experience and talent, and has a long track record of success in a wide variety of roles in private school administration. His focus in understanding the diverse needs and strengths of students, and his passion to help them reach their academic potential, aligns perfectly with the mission and goals of the Beacon School."

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