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Mr. Joseph Brognano



Faculty Information

Reid Art Center, Templeton House
Dorm Parent, English, Faculty, Fine Arts

Contact Information

School Phone
Reid 102


B.A. Theater / English, SUNY at Geneseo
M.A. English, University of Rochester

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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.