Chloe Mancuso

Getting to Know: Miss Chloe Mancuso

This fall, we are interviewing a few of our new faculty, as we welcome them to the Saint Mark’s community. Today, we feature Chloe Mancuso, our 5/6th grade teacher intern. Chloe mentions that what attracted her to Saint Mark’s was the sense of community and respect all students and staff have for one another. “When I first stepped on our campus, it reminded me of the school I went to for preschool through 8th grade. I went to a small Episcopal school that promoted similar values to those that we instill in our students here, so it felt like home,” she says.

In her free time, Miss Mancuso loves listening to music, volunteering, practicing her photography skills, reading, and knitting. Carne asada tacos are her favorite food. Grabbing tacos with her brother is something special they do together, which is why she enjoy them so much. Chloe mentions being excited about many things at Saint Mark’s, but she’s especially excited about experiencing Halloween! “I love Halloween, and I can’t wait to see the huge parade and to be spooked by the fifth grade haunted house,” Chloe says. What she looks forward to the most is that the students will learn that there are a number of ways to solve a math problem and see themselves as mathematicians.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I love listening to music, volunteering, practicing my photography skills, reading, and knitting.

What is your favorite food? Your favorite color? Why?
Carne asada tacos are my favorite food. Grabbing tacos with my brother is something special we do together, so I think that’s why I enjoy them so much.
My favorite color is blue because it reminds me of the ocean.

What is your favorite quote or saying?  Why?
My favorite quote is by Mahatma Ghandi and it is “Be the change you want to see in the world.” When I was in fifth grade, my mom was my teacher and we used this quote as inspiration to promote change within our school community and the community around us. Ever since then, I keep this quote in mind as a reminder to always be kind, participate in acts of community service, and spread love.

What attracted you to Saint Mark’s? What has been a highlight so far?
The sense of community and respect all students and staff have for one another attracted me to Saint Mark’s. When I first stepped on our campus, it reminded me of the school I went to for preschool through 8th grade. I went to a small Episcopal school that promoted similar values to those that we instill in our students here, so it felt like home.

Who is your biggest role model?
My biggest role model is my grandfather, or as I like to call him “Pop.” He goes through life with such grace, compassion, and selflessness. He has taught me the importance of having an open mind and being a lifelong learner.

What are you looking forward to this year?
I’m excited about many things, but I’m especially excited about experiencing Halloween at Saint Mark’s. I love Halloween, and I can’t wait to see the huge parade and to be spooked by the fifth grade haunted house.

What do you hope your students will learn from their time in your class?
I hope that the students will learn that there are a number of ways to solve a math problem and see themselves as mathematicians.