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Mr. Mark Gonnella

My name is Mark Gonnella and I was born in Medford, MA. As a small child growing up, my family had always summered on Nantucket, until we moved here permanently when I was 11 years old. I attended Cyrus Peirce Middle School for 2 years and Nantucket High School for 1 year. From there I went on to The Williston Northampton School, a small boarding school in Easthampton, MA. After graduating from Williston, I received a BA in English Literature from Tulane University. I taught middle school English and Reading for 15 years in Palm Beach, FL and then decided it was time to move back to Nantucket. I am so thrilled to be home here on the island, and I am excited about giving back to the community. My current position has me training in special education and developing the new Student Success Program at Cyrus Peirce Middle School.