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 John Luciano, Principal

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.

Sarah Pritchard, Assistant Principal


This school year marks Mrs. Pritchard’s 19th year in education. Her first 16 years were spent in the classroom at Manteo High School where she advised the school’s yearbook and newspaper, taught English, and worked with the AVID program. 

Mrs. Pritchard graduated from Manteo High School in 2000 and received her BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004. She completed additional coursework through Elizabeth City State University to earn her teaching license. In 2011, Mrs. Pritchard earned a Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Technology through East Carolina University. She returned to East Carolina University in 2018 after being accepted into one of their Master of School Administration cohorts. During the 2019-2020 school year, she completed her administrative internship at Manteo High School. She received her Master of School Administration in May 2020 and was promoted to assistant principal in June 2020. 

Mrs. Pritchard is married to Davis Pritchard, and they have two elementary aged children and a toddler.