Volz congratulates Spokane’s Mandy Manning on being named National Teacher of the Year

Following the announcement Spokane educator Mandy Manning was named 2018 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane, issued the following statement:

“Mandy Manning is an asset to not only Spokane-area students, but to schools throughout our state and nation.

“When I first met with Mandy and her students last June, it was clear from the moment I stepped foot in her classroom her dedication and enthusiasm for teaching knows no bounds. Meeting three of her former students this January only reaffirmed those first impressions.

“Through Mandy's leadership, the Newcomer Center has provided students with the technical skills necessary to succeed in high school and has provided them a safe space to help them build confidence and connect with their new communities.

“Congratulations, Mandy, on this new honor! You are a fantastic example to your fellow educators in Washington and nationwide. We are lucky to have you.”

Manning teaches at Joel E. Ferris High School's Newcomer Center, which helps immigrant and refugee students develop the skills they need to be successful in high school and beyond. For most of her students, the Newcomer Center is their first glimpse of American high school and the U.S. education system.

CCSSO began the National Teacher of the Year Program in 1952.

PHOTO: 2018 National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning sits with three of her former students and Rep. Mike Volz on the House floor during the 2018 legislative session.


Washington State House Republican Communications