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Adam Mangana

Executive Director

Adam Mangana is a highly respected figure in the education industry, known for his expertise in integrating virtual reality (VR) into the classroom experience. As the Executive Director and founder of Optima Ed, he has been instrumental in creating VR curriculum development solutions that cater to the unique needs of modern-day learners.

Prior to founding Optima Domi, Adam served as the Head of School at Benedict Day School, where he established the first-ever Virtual Reality Lab in the Pine Belt. He has also worked as the Director of Extended Reality Lab at Jackson Preparatory, where he helped build the Southeast's largest Extended Reality Lab in K-12 schools. Adam is passionate about curating the best educational experiences in VR and empowering students to create their own content in VR.

Adam has been a featured speaker at various education conferences, including the National Association of Independent Schools, The Southern Association of Independent Schools, and The People of Color Conference for NAIS. He is also the co-host of the popular "Ready Teacher One" podcast, which focuses on the role of VR in education and its potential impact on the future of learning.

With a Bachelor's Degree from Brown University and a Master's Degree from Vanderbilt University in Independent School Leadership, Adam has a solid foundation in both education and technology. He's also a Teach For America Alumni and an Albert Bennett award recipient.

Adam's passion for education and innovation has made him a respected authority in VR education. His expertise and insights have helped countless schools and organizations stay ahead of the curve and deliver exceptional learning experiences to their students.

Adam Mangana
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