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Principal John Luciano 

Mr. Luciano has been in education for over 40 years. He was born on Long Island, New York in 1949 and graduated from St. Dominic High School.  Following high school, he attended Long Island University receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1970 and a Master’s in Applied Mathematics in 1972.   After serving in the military, Mr. Luciano began his teaching career in the Bronx, New York in 1974.  In 1987 he was hired as the Principal of New Port High School in New Hampshire.  He, subsequently, held Principal positions in New York and Connecticut prior to being hired as Principal of Manteo High School in August of 2006. He is married to Gail Luciano who is a teacher at Manteo Middle School.



Grady Edwards, Assistant Principal at Manteo High School

Assistant Principal, Grady Edwards

 It is with great pleasure and honor that I serve as the Assistant Principal of Manteo High School. Manteo High School is built on a strong sense of tradition, pride, and community. I hope to add to the continued success of the school, its staff, and its students. The leadership team and I are committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning environment that offers students a wide array of unique learning opportunities.

During my career in education, I have served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, curriculum coordinator, digital integration specialist, and assistant principal. I hold a BA in English and Secondary teaching and two MA's in Instructional Technology and Educational Leadership.

I am originally from Charleston, South Carolina but have called the Outer Banks home for the last two years. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, spending time on the water, and walking my two dogs: Banks and Koa.

Looking forward to a great year!

Grady Edwards