Mr. Laganella is combining his passions for music and science education in his new role at our Transitions Program! Learn more about his extensive background in education in this Transitions Program teacher spotlight.
Mr. L attended the Girard Academic Music Program in Philadelphia from grades 3-12, where he learned to play clarinet and saxophone, sang in the choir, and performed in the orchestra, jazz band, and theater.
He later attended Temple University where he began as a music major, but eventually switched to his other passion – Science Education. After college, he taught in Deptford for 25 years, as a Science teacher and homebound instructor respectively, before leaving to care for his father.
“I am so excited and happy to join this little community as it reminds me of my small private school that I went to.”
Throughout his teaching career, Mr. L never stopped focusing on his passion and love for music. He played in various bands and at different events & venues such as weddings, music clubs, casinos, lounges, etc.
In 2019, Mr. Laganella joined the homebound program here at First Children Services. He joined the Transitions team this school year and now has the opportunity to bring both of his passions together and teach them to students through class curriculums and electives! He will be bringing his vast knowledge, expertise and so much more to the program and we look forward to Mr. L’s continued success here at First Children. And in case you were wondering, Mr. L also continues to play music on the weekends!