Mauro Staiano received his BA in English with a teaching emphasis in 1995 and his MA in Teaching Writing in 2007, both from HSU. He began his teaching career in the Czech Republic where he taught English at the Czech Technical University’s School of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering and Charles University’s School of Law. Aside from a one-year stint at Winship Middle School in '04-'05, he has been teaching at Eureka High School since completing HSU’s credential program in 1998.

He currently teaches Senior AP English Literature and Composition and Sophomore English.

He believes strongly that school should be a safe space for all students and has been the advisor for EHS’s Gay-Straight Alliance, the YEAH! Club, for many years.

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." ~Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird