Sandra D. Mangano, of New Hope, Pa., to Serve As Interim Dean

Gwynedd-Mercy College Welcomes Dean for the School of Education

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GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA (08/10/2010)(readMedia)-- Gwynedd-Mercy College welcomes Sandra D. Mangano, EdD, of New Hope, Pa., as the interim dean for the School of Education.

"Our School of Education boasts a 99 percent pass rate on the Praxis exams, and provides ethically and morally focused teachers to Philadelphia and the surrounding region," says Kathleen Owens, PhD, president of Gwynedd-Mercy College. "Dr. Mangano will be a leader for the School during a pivotal time for preparing tomorrow's teachers, including new initiatives for effectively utilizing technology in classrooms."

Mangano has extensive experience in educational institutions of all levels. Most recently, she served as the assistant superintendent for the Radnor Township School District in Wayne, Pa., and also currently operates a training and consulting business in her hometown.

Previously, at Gwynedd-Mercy College, Mangano taught education classes in both the graduate and undergraduate programs as an adjunct instructor for 25 years. She was honored with Gwynedd-Mercy College's Outstanding Teacher Award during this time.

Mangano has held multiple positions in the North Penn School District, including administrative supervisor of gifted education for kindergarten through 12th grade and migrant education, assistant principal for grades 10 to 12, and director of strategic planning. Mangano then served as a principal for Rose Tree Media School District in Media, Pa., before coming to Radnor Township School District as an educational consultant.

Mangano has a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education/Comprehensive Social Students from Rosary Hill College (now Daemen College) in Amherst, NY, a master's in elementary education/developmental reading from SUNY Fredonia, and a doctorate in education from Temple University. She also holds a supervisor certification from Bloomsburg University and a Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility from Arcadia University (then Beaver College).

Based on a 2009 national report from the American Enterprise Institute, Gwynedd-Mercy College ranked fourth in its category for high graduation rates. The college prepares students to become top professionals in the fields of allied health professions, arts and sciences, business, education and nursing. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1948, Gwynedd-Mercy College is a coeducational institution offering more than 40 associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Situated on Sumneytown Pike between routes 309 and 202 in Gwynedd Valley, Montgomery County, the college also offers degree programs for working adults through its Center for Lifelong Learning campuses in Plymouth Meeting and Philadelphia. Learn more at