Adam Mangana

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 co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of OptimaEd, he has been instrumental in creating VR curriculum development solutions that cater to the unique needs of modern-day learners.

Prior to launching OptimaEd, Adam served as Head of School at Benedict Day School, where he established the first-ever Virtual Reality Lab in Mississippi’s Pine Belt region. He also worked as Director of the Extended Reality Lab at Jackson Preparatory School in Flowood, MS. In that role, he helped build the largest K-12 Extended Reality Lab in the Southeast. Adam is passionate about crafting the best educational experiences in VR and empowering students to create their own content in the immersive medium. He is a Teach For America alumnus and an Albert Bennett award recipient, and hosted the “Ready Teacher One” podcast.