LaManna Awarded Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of the Year Award

March 30, 2015

Sandra LaManna, a faculty specialist in the Education Department at The University of Scranton, was recently named Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of the Year by Scranton’s chapter of the international honor society in education. The Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of the Year award is presented annually to a University of Scranton faculty member selected by student members of the honor society.

A resident of Clarks Summit, LaManna has taught in the Education Department at Scranton since 2007. She, along with University colleagues and community partners, is currently leading a new effort to battle illiteracy called the National Reading Crisis Project, which will be developed in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania over a three-year-period then extended to other counties in the state. The initiative uses a multifaceted approach to engage health-care professionals, educators, families and community agencies around the problem of illiteracy.

Before coming to Scranton, LaManna taught at Keystone College, Marywood University, King’s College and Wilkes University. She was also a 30-year employee of the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 and runs a private business that offers psychological evaluations and staff development for educators.

LaManna earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, a master’s degree in reading education and a school psychologist specialist certificate from Marywood University. She completed post-graduate work at Lehigh University and is a certified school psychologist. She also holds an elementary principal certificate from The University of Scranton and a school neuropsychologist certificate from Texas Woman’s College in Denton, Texas.

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