All About Me...
Hello! My name is Tinamarie Mantisi and I am one of the 7/8 Science teachers here at the Middle School. I joined the teaching staff here in 2000, but I've been part of the Gates Chili family a lot longer than that. I attended various schools in the district when I was younger. I went to the old Warren Harding School (now Northstar Christian Academy) for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. 5th and 6th grades were spent at Neil Armstrong School. I went to the "Junior High" for 7th, 8th AND 9th. 10th, 11th, and finally 12th were at the High School, and I graduated in 1988.
I did not become a teacher right away. I received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemical Pharmacology in 1992 from the University at Buffalo. I then worked atWyeth Vaccines and Pediatrics for seven years. In 2000 I got my Master's in Education and began my teaching career here at Gates that year.
I still live in Gates with my best friend - my husband Joe, and our daughters Marisa Lynn and Franca Marie. We're just a little Italian, you know. Some of my favorite things besides talking science are........watching my kids play soccer, visiting with my huge family, and walking around Walmart.