Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Secondary English Education
Ms. Monica Manale
Excited to welcome you to her English class, Ms. Manale is thrilled to be a part of your journey towards academic excellence. She is eager to share her love of literature and writing so that you can prepare for college or the workforce. Believing that superior communication skills are necessary for success in today’s world, she expects you to work diligently and holds all those in her classes to a high standard. This hard work will surely pay off in all of your future endeavors.
Born and raised in St. Bernard Parish, Ms. Manale is a proud product of the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools. She attended Borgnemouth Elementary School, Millaudon Middle School, and P.G.T. Beauregard High School. Having graduated with honors in 1985, she then attended Loyola University for one year where she majored in Public Relations. However, she realized her love of English was pulling her towards teaching, so she transferred to the University of New Orleans in the fall of 1986. She graduated from U.N.O. in August of 1989 and was hired by the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools. After spending 15 years teaching 8th grade English/Language Arts at P.G.T. Beauregard Middle School, she transferred to St. Bernard High where she taught English I and English II for one year before Hurricane Katrina. Being displaced, she moved to the Monroe area and taught at Riser Middle School, Robert E. Lee Junior High, and Morehouse Parish Junior High before returning home and to Chalmette High School in the fall of 2007. She has been teaching Owls ever since. Ms. Manale will always credit the phenomenal teaching of Mr. Tom Dugger for instilling in her a lifelong love for literature and writing; he was and continues to be an inspiration to her.
In her spare time, Ms. Manale enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also loves reading and gardening. She is a member of the PBIS committee at school; this committee works tirelessly in its efforts to create a positive atmosphere at CHS.
Again, when students, teachers, and parents collaborate, Ms. Manale strongly feels that students will be successful in their endeavors. She cannot wait to see the bright futures which lie ahead for her students.