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Elizabeth Manchester (ME '99)

Distinguished Educator

Maine Department of Education
Augusta, ME

At the time of the Award, Elizabeth Manchester was:

Principal
Mount Ararat Middle School
Brunswick, ME

Grade(s): 7, 8


Biographical Information

Elizabeth Manchester is a distinguished educator for the Maine Department of Education in Augusta. Her initiatives include assisting teachers throughout the state to integrate technology tools into their curriculum. Previously, Manchester served as principal of Mt. Ararat Middle School in Brunswick, which she turned into a state-of-the-art campus with a variety of innovative programs. These included a Learning Center that used team teaching and peer coaching to develop a challenging curriculum and formative criteria for students with special needs. She also participated in the Annenberg Foundation's Critical Friends forum for reviewing student work and teacher practice, and incorporated Web-based learning tools in her classes, such as the Berkeley Lab's Microworlds program and local resident Seymour Papert's Lego/Logo program.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1969 University of Maine - Farmington, B.A.


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