Mr. Justin Marciano is a proud graduate of Mark T. Sheehan High School. He began his career in education as an English teacher at North Haven High School in Connecticut and taught grades nine, eleven, and twelve.
As an English teacher, Mr. Marciano wrote curriculum and created common assessments for grades nine and twelve, was trained in the Common Core State Standards, co-taught with special education teachers, and helped develop school-wide reading and writing rubrics and close-reading assessments. In his first year as an English teacher he created a highly successful senior elective in African-American literature that he continued to teach until his departure to become assistant principal at Mark T. Sheehan High School in 2014.
During his time at North Haven, Mr. Marciano served on various committees, including, but not limited to, NEASC, PBIS, and the scheduling committee. He also worked as the administrative substitute and was co-chair of the school-wide data team. Mr. Marciano was the chair and co-author of the NEASC seven-year report and developed classroom-level interventions and new pilot programs for struggling readers and writers. He also provided professional development and guidance in the use of PowerSchool for new teachers. Additionally, Mr. Marciano served as the Diversity Club advisor and head coach for the powderpuff team.
Mr. Marciano holds a B.A. in English Literature, M.S. in Education, both from the University of New Haven, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership from the University of New England. In 2008 he was one of twelve teachers in the country accepted to the National Humanities Center’s conference on African-American literature, history and art, and he was voted North Haven High School’s Teacher of the Year in 2010.