Mr. Mangano made me into a writer when I had him as a senior. He knew how to challenge a student to grow with their words. So much of my own writing - creatively - is from his enormous influence. He treated his students as though they were ALREADY writers. What a teacher! What luck to have had him as a teacher!
Mr.Mangano was THE best English teacher i ever had! I always looked forward to his classes as he was extremely wonderful and interesting. Mr Mangano had an easy way of making you love his classes and him !!!
I would love to see him again someday, i hope he is alive and enjoying life to the fullest as he deserves it !!!
God Bless Him Always and Forever !!!!! :-))
James Mangano was my english teacher circa 1968, and I can tell you that the experience, well was just astonishing. His classes were in a way artistic. He was a masterful teacher, and I think that since he studied acting in college, that, and his natural charisma and knowledge was very helpful. I never had a better teacher before or since.
He was an inspiration. The only teacher at that high school who helped me learn. I went on to Yale Law School, became a professor, have written books and many articles. He started all that. If he's still around, I would love to be in touch with him and thank him personally and explain what he did for me. I can be reached at email@example.com
He probably still rides the bicycle, but I think he probably is retired from teaching. I am so glad to have had him!! It is rare to have a teacher like him!!
I had Mr. Mangano for Creative Writing in the early '70's! He was the best and most memorable teacher I had at SBHS. I still love to write! Great guy.
This man was so wonderful. He made my junior year a great experience!
Love of teaching and students comes through in every lesson