Elizabeth Manning, fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at A. E. Phillips Laboratory School in Ruston, led the development of curricula in math, language arts, science and social studies for her own as well as neighboring districts. She engages her students in active, integrated and meaningful learning projects, such as dramatizing historical fiction novels with period costumes and creating textbooks and scrapbooks about the history of their community. Mrs. Manning's classroom was featured in a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) video series titled "The Internet in Action," focusing on innovative ways that technology can be infused into the classroom. She is a frequent presenter on several areas of expertise, including project-based assessment using rubrics, developmentally appropriate practices and integrating arts into reading and social studies instruction. Mrs. Manning currently serves on a committee charged with designing an arts assessment for the students of Louisiana.
1989 Louisiana Tech University, B.A.