Amanda Johnson Sanguiliano

Amanda JohnsonAppreciating the diversity of learning styles drives Amanda Johnson’s approach to literacy. She understands that curiosity and inquiry nurture life-long readers. An example of her own reading illuminates this: Ishmael, a 1992 novel by Daniel Quinn, explores culture, myth, and civilization — and features a wise gorilla as a character! As the Winnick Literacy Program Coordinator, Amanda connects SU tutors and mentors to literacy enrichment opportunities for pupils in the Syracuse City School District and the community at large. A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Amanda draws on her education, experience, and research to champion literacy. As an undergraduate, she majored in English and Women’s Studies at West Chester University and followed that by earning a masters in Higher Education Administration at Syracuse University. Her experience includes running a before- and after-school program for 100 youth. (She banned video games, but the kids got over it.) Amanda’s research initiatives have explored the impacts — on both college students and community partners — of engagement encounters. An avid hiker and camper, Amanda offers a ready smile and can-do attitude. That rock on her desk? It’s granite from Cadillac Mountain, in Maine — the first place to view sunrise in the United States from October to March. Now that’s optimism.

Amanda Johnson Sanguiliano
Winnick Literacy Program Coordinator

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