Ms. Castiglione graduated from Canisius College in 1976 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. She began her teaching career as a second grade teacher in New York State. After moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she taught Language Arts at a West Philadelphia high school. In 1981, she received her Master's in Education from Temple University, with her certification as a Reading Specialist.
With the birth of her eldest daughter, Ms. Castiglione chose to stay home and raise her three children. At this time, she returned to work as a reading teacher at Camden High School. In 1999, she joined the fledgling staff of the newly opened Creative Arts High School as the Whole School Reform Facilitator and Reading Specialist. During her tenture there she earned her second Master's in Education from Rowan University.
The Master's thesis Ms. Castiglione pursued at Rowan explored the Abbot rulings and their affect on education reform in the State of New Jersey. This served her well when she accepted a position at the Department of Education in 2002. She spent the next five years directing more than fifty programs and fiscal staff as they provided technical support to thirty-one Abbot Districts.
Ms. Castiglione joined the Bellmawr Learning Community as its superintendent in April of 2007. She is dedicated to helping the community grow and build on its strong foundation of excellence for each student, staff member and family.