Ed Manfredi, currently the K-12 Department Head for Health, Physical Education, and Wellness for the Farmington Public Schools, has been a teacher since 1983. Ed began his career in the Bristol Public Schools as an elementary physical education specialist before spending 5 years as a middle school physical education teacher. Ed then spent 3 years as a Teacher in Residence at the Connecticut State Department of Education working in the teacher evaluation bureau. Ed has served the Farmington School system as Department Head since 2002. Ed has served on numerous local, statewide, and national committees and is a past president of the Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CTAHPERD). He currently lives in Unionville with his wife Mary Beth and their 4 sons.