Gail Mancuso holding her Emmy award at the Emmys. (Photo by Jason Merritt - ? 2013 Getty Images - Image courtesy

River Forest resident and Modern Family director, Gail Mancuso, won her first Emmy last Sunday. A humble and genuinely shocked Mancuso thanked the Modern Family team as well as her husband and children in her acceptance speech. As the Emmy music began to roll in, Mancuso gave a shout-out to her eighth-grade teacher. She thanked her elementary school instructor for teaching her confidence.