Education Awards

Mandy Manning National Teacher of the Year

Mandy Manning began her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia. She currently teaches English and math to refugee and immigrant students in the Newcomer Center at Ferris High School in Spokane. Mandy taught communications, media, language arts, fine arts, and English as a second language in Texas, New York, and Japan before settling in Washington. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, an NEA Global Fellow, the 2018 Washington State Teacher of the Year, and the 2018 National Teacher of the Year.

Policy and Practice

NEW! Education Policy & Practice: A year of observation by the 2018 Teacher of the Year

Mandy’s focuses

  • Cultural responsiveness
  • English language learners
  • Equity and access
  • Family and community engagement
  • National Board Certification
  • Paraeducator standards

  • Restorative justice
  • Serving ability-diverse students
  • Teacher leadership and advocacy
  • Trauma-informed practices
  • Workplace communication and relationships
  • Writing


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