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Lesa Manfredo



Lesa Manfredo received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida, where she had previously earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. A former student of Cathedral Parish School, attending grades three through eight, Mrs. Manfredo has taught solely at the school for her entire career. She taught Kindergarten for thirteen years, Middle school Literature for twelve years, returned to Kindergarten for one year, 8th grade Religion, K-8 Sign Language and support for one year, 6th and 7th Literature, 6th and 7th Sign Language, and 8th Religion for one year, and now currently has returned to Middle School Literature. She holds State of Florida certifications in Elementary Education grades K-6, Psychology grades 6-12,  Integrated Curriculum grades 5-9, as well as a VPK Directorship. To be teaching at the elementary school she attended that so positively shaped her life, makes her feel as though she has come “full circle”.


Having taught middle school for many years, she feels a responsibility to prepare her Middle School students for what lies ahead. Driven by her own love for literature, Mrs. Manfredo challenges her students to immerse themselves in various literary genres, expanding their knowledge and honing their reading, analyzing, and writing skills.

In her classroom, Mrs. Manfredo works with the students to discover who they are as a whole person, looking to find God and Christian values in the various activities they do daily. By fostering a caring environment for her students, she can help them achieve a variety of goals from mastering technology to working cooperatively with others. Her students are supported and nurtured as they are taught new strategies to help them become stronger, capable, lifelong learners.

Outside of work, Mrs. Manfredo enjoys attending car shows with her husband, teaching Zumba, spending time with her family and grandsons, and seeking inspiration from different experiences.

Mrs. Manfredo is a dedicated professional, always eager to push the boundaries of her creativity. With her passion, talent, and genuine love for storytelling, she strives to make a significant impact in the lives of her students and coworkers.


Book: Like asking who is her favorite student! She will happily discuss MANY books with you….

Movie: Moonstruck

Color: Purple

Season: Spring

Sports: Zumba! (she is a licensed instructor!)

Hobbies: Zumba, going to car shows with her husband, and playing with her two grandsons.

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