Mannara, Stefano » About Me

About Me

Greetings future and present Parents and Scholars,

I am ecstatic to be teaching at John Adams. I have been teaching science officially for the last thirteen years and unofficially involved in education since I was sixteen years old and worked at my first fine arts summer camp. Teaching has always been my passion. I began my career in education with a B.S. in Psychology in order to gain knowledge about the social workings of cognition and learning. My experiences have provided me insight into multiple modalities of learning among vastly dynamic demographics. I have taught in many different sectors of education ranging from the public and private school systems, adult education, martial arts instruction and public service. At the state level, I created curriculum and training materials for DMV new hires. I gained invaluable experience in serving a diverse population of individuals and utilize these experiences in maintaining equal access to education.

I have a few certifications that help enhance my craft; these include two certifications for Project Lead the Way (specifically Biotechnology and Physical Science), a state certified CPT license (certified phlebotomist technician), over 100 units of post graduate course work in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Anatomy/Physiology, teacher credential certification in the areas of secondary Biology and Chemistry, and countless hours of professional development. For me, teaching isn't merely a job, it’s a way of life. Breaking down information in a way that catalyzes learning is embedded into my own pedagogy for instruction. I encourage concepts such as critical thinking, extrapolation, metacognition, and self-actualization. I am looking forward to a prosperous year, and years to come, at John Adams.