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Mr. Joseph Brognano

Overview

Introduction(s)
Mr. Brognano directs the fall and spring Drama Productions, and he instructs both theater and English classes. He and his wife Sarajane are dorm parents in Templeton House.
Job Title
Theater and English Instructor

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Reid Art Center, Templeton House
Department(s)
Dorm Parent, English, Faculty, Fine Arts

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
School Phone
716-687-2282
Room
Reid 102

Education

Degree(s)
B.A. Theater / English, SUNY at Geneseo
M.A. English, University of Rochester

Other Information

Employed Since
2011
Biography

Mr. Joseph Brognano is passionate about enriching his students’ understanding of their linguistic and literary heritage while exploring their ideas critically and creatively whether onstage or offstage.

Mr. Brognano completed the Adolescent Education certification program at SUNY at Geneseo, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theater and English. He is dual-certified by New York State to teach English Language Arts and Theater. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Rochester where he studied Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Drama and earned his Master of Arts in English. He has received training in both Reconstructive Language and the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

After completing graduate school, Mr. Brognano taught grades 6-12 as a substitute teacher in Rochester area school districts for a year. Then, he taught Pre-College English, College Composition, and Information Literacy as an adjunct instructor at Monroe Community College and Bryant and Stratton College.

Currently, Mr. Brognano teaches English and Theater. In addition, he directs the fall and spring Drama Productions and leads The Gow School Troupe of the International Thespian Society (chartered in March 2013).

Mr. Brognano and his family live on campus. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing with his children, and going on hikes with his family and their beagle.

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