Hello Wagner Family!

I am your APG, Giovanna Guarnera. I have been a Wagner Family member since 2006! Here, I have been an English teacher, Athletic Coach, Dean, and now Assistant Principal. I am very proud to call Wagner my home away from home. I grew up in Flushing, Queens and attended NYC public schools through H.S. and I attended Queens College for both my Bachelors and Masters degrees.

One of my biggest goals as AP of Wagner is to be of support to the students and teachers. I have worked with my colleagues since day 1 on acknowledging the importance of building meaningful relationships and connections within our learning community. I strongly believe in student leadership and work toward helping create opportunities for students to: take on roles that highlight their strengths, that build upon their strengths and goals, and that serve our school community as well as our neighborhood communities. 

For the 2020-2021 school year, I am specifically supporting students, teachers, and parents grades 9 & 10, although I am always available to assist students and teachers in all grades! I also work closely with our Special Education teachers and Related Services Providers on ensuring we provide the most positive and supportive experience for our learners. This year, I will be working with your homeroom teachers and counselors on curriculum aimed at social emotional learning, as well as fostering a restorative based learning environment- and building community amongst us all! I greatly look forward to the moment that we will all be together again in the building. Please feel free to contact me at giovanna@rfwagner.org with anything at all! I’d love to hear from you!