Louis Mangione

Innovations in Education, Inc.



Louis F. Mangione

Innovations in Education, Inc.

206.251.3521 – PO Box 930, Vashon, WA 98070 – louis@mangione.com

Professional Development for Educators and Trainers


1997 –  Present       President and CEO, Innovations in Education, Inc., Seattle and Vashon, WA.

Offering cross-disciplinary workshops for K-12 faculties across the U.S., including contract work for the Bureau of Education and Research, Bellevue, WA, and transformational consulting with individual schools and districts. Emphasis on innovation, student engagement, and effective classroom instruction.


2013 – Present        Head Instructional Coach, Balmert Consulting – Industrial Safety Training Specialists

Louis is the Instructional coach for Balmert Consulting, an industrial safety consultancy. Louis   works with their instructors to raise the bar on Balmert’s industry-leading classroom delivery.                   Louis’ brilliance is his ability to identify what works, help instructors understand why it works, and offer creative ideas on how to improve effectiveness in classroom delivery. He provides practical and innovative strategies for increasing student engagement and uptake of the lessons taught.

Louis has also teamed up with Paul Balmert, CEO of Balmert Consulting, to present, “Teach the Teacher”, an interactive and engaging course that exemplifies professional teaching and training. Louis demonstrates his expertise in learning theory with his wide knowledge of effective instructional approaches and best practices. The opportunity for participants to practice real-life lessons, supported by Paul and Louis’ fine-tuning and innovative ideas for creating more successful learning make this course the best in the industry.


2014 – Present           Curriculum Specialist for Advanced Learning at Seattle Public Schools

  • Consulting with Principals and Teachers regarding services for Advanced Learners
  • Designing and presenting Professional Development workshops for SPS teachers
  • Representing Advanced Learning student needs in the Formative Assessment PDs
  • Leading Advanced Learning website management
  • Furthering efforts to increase opportunity and equity regarding traditionally underserved populations
  • Organizing Assessment and organization of Early Entrance to Kindergarten program
  • Continuing Involvement with Formative Assessment Practices Group
  • Consulting are schools in Formative Assessment Practices pertaining to Advanced
  • Scheduling School visits and In-services
  • Arranging Unit Planning session with cohort teachers
  • Offering Differentiated instruction PD for teachers of Advanced Learners
  • Gathering and analyzing eligibility data
  • Surveying data gathered from administrators and Kindergarten teachers
  • Participating in regular collaborative planning sessions with Math CAI staff
  • Writing, filming and editing video for Advanced Learning website
  • Collaborating as consultant in district-wide ELA adoption committee

1997 – Present        Presenter/Speaker/Consultant

For nineteen years, Louis has presented with remarkable success for the Bureau of Education & Research, one of the largest providers of staff development for teachers in the world. The Bureau is highly regarded by district administrators, school principals and teachers across the country because of the very high standards of excellence it demands in the expertise and the presenting skills of its instructors. Louis created and has been presenting four distinct and outstanding seminars for the Bureau in over one hundred cities all across North America. Several thousand teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, and administrators have benefited from his expertise and experience since 1997.

Conference Presentation


2014       Featured presenter, Learning @Lovejoy Conference, Lovejoy ISD, TX

Train the Trainers: Chicago Public Schools, IL

Featured Presenter: North Carolina Association of Middle School Education, NC


Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenter; Penn State CTE Conference

Administrators Conference, Dallas Independent School District

2011       Plenary Speaker and Featured Presenter; Bishop Gorman Inst., St. Xavier U., Chicago, IL.

Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenter; LOTE Institute, ESC Region XIII, Austin, TX.

Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenter; WEA Summer University, Seattle, WA.

2010          Plenary Speaker and Featured Presenter; Bishop Gorman Inst., St. Xavier U., Chicago, IL.

Featured Presenter; CTE Conference, Prince William P.S., Haymarket, VA.

Featured Presenter; Principal’s Conference, Guilford County Schools, High Point, NC.

2009          Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenter; Mercy Secondary Ed. Assoc., Belize City, BZ.

Featured Presenter; The Legacies Project, Lane ESD, Eugene, OR.

Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenter; LATESOL, Lafayette, LA.

2008          Featured Presenter; Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers’ Assoc., Monroe, LA.

2007          Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenter; VA Foreign Language Assoc., Richmond, VA.

2006          Jones Institute “Distinguished Lecturer”; Emporia State University, Emporia, KS.

2005          Keynote Speaker and Featured Presenter; Foreign Language Assoc. of NC,

2004          Presenter; School Improvement Conference, Loudoun County P.S., Leesburg, VA.

2003          Presenter; Continuous Improvement Conference, Wake County P.S.,  Raleigh, NC.

2001          Presenter; IPFW Summer ESL Workshop, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN.

Presenter; Indiana Dept. of Ed., Language Minority and Migrant Program, Indianapolis, IN.

Presenter; Adult Education Professional Development Project, Indianapolis, IN.

2000          Presenter; CTE Professional Development Institute, VA Dept. of Education, Roanoke, VA.

Classroom Teaching Experience

1989-2001           Spanish, French, Italian, Leadership; Mountlake Terrace High School, Edmonds, WA

1980 -1985          Spanish; John F. Kennedy High School, Archdiocese of Seattle, Seattle, WA



2005           Independent Study (Post-Graduate)                           Antioch University, Seattle, WA.

1995           Alternative Assessment/Integrated Curriculum      Antioch University, Seattle, WA.

1993           Master of Education; Integrated Curriculum                  City University, Bellevue, WA.

1979           Bachelor of Arts; Education, Spanish                 Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

Current Professional Memberships and Licenses:

Washington State Teaching Certificate (Current); endorsements in Music, Spanish, French, Italian.

Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Professional Development

April 2010         Enhancing Your Art Program                                                           Ken Vieth

July 2009          High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome                 BER Conference

April 2009         Strategies for Difficult and Disruptive Students                           Kathryn Phillips

Jan 2009           Strengthening Learning of Algebra Concepts                               Irv Lubliner

Oct 2007           Using Differentiated Teaching Strategies                                       Dr. David Vawter

March 2007      Strengthening Your Students’ Writing Skills                                Greg Denman

Feb 2007           Strengthening Teaching of Chemistry Concepts                           Al Guenther

Feb 2004           Increasing Academic Success for All Students                              Dr. David Vawter

July 2003          Working Successfully with Difficult Students                                Dr. Jane Bluestein

Jan 2003           Strengthening ESL Students’ English Communication Skills       Kathelen Johnson

Jan 2003           How to Better Meet the Needs of Gifted Students                          Kay Law

Dec 2002          Maximize Student Learning:  A Brain-Based Approach             Susan Jones

Oct 2002           Strategies for Accelerating Literacy of ESL Students                   Jo Gusman

Feb 2002          Strengthen Student Learning Using Latest Brain Research      Deborah Estes

Nov 2001          Working Successfully with Difficult Students                                Allen Mendler

May 2001          Effective Teaching Strategies for Block Schedules                       Gale Elkins

Apr 2001           Strategies for Working Successfully with At-Risk Students       Spencer Henry

Nov 2000          Strengthening Foreign Language Instruction                              Candace Sherwood

Jan 2000          Strategies for Gifted and Highly Capable Students                       Roger Taylor

Nov 1999           Strengthening Foreign Language Instruction                               Jack Denny

Apr 1998           Strengthening Foreign Language Instruction                               Helena Curtain

Oct 1996           Language Learning Workshop                                                           Berty Segal

May 1994          Total Quality Schools Workshop                                                       William Glasser

Nov 1993          Howard Gardner Conference                                                               Shoreline School District

April 1993         TAG Regional Workshop                                                                     Portland State University

Oct. 1992          Multiple Intelligences Learning & Assess.                                      Portland State University

July 1992          Assessment Institute                                                                              Harvard Graduate School

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