My name is Mr. Mangiaracina (Mr. M), and I am so excited to be joining the St. Giles team this year as the new Art Teacher.
I currently teach art to grades K-8, oversee art club for grades 5-8, manage the school’s yearbook, and serve as assistant coach for Boys JV and Varsity volleyball.
I am a recent graduate from Concordia University Chicago, right down the street from St. Giles, where I majored in K-12 Art Education and minored in Music. At Concordia I was published in their annual fine arts journal four years in a row, had work displayed in their art gallery, participated in many music ensembles such as jazz band, orchestra, and the touring concert band – The Wind Symphony. In this group I played trombone, and toured all around the country and even to South Africa, but the biggest highlight was performing in Carnegie Hall in NYC this past March (2019).
I am so excited to get to know all the kids and the parents as well, and to create beautiful works of art that help them hone in on various skills and learn some art history along the way.
If you have any questions at all, please contact me via email MMangiaracina@StGilesSchool.org