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Jim Manley (AZ '00)


Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

At the time of the Award, Jim Manley was:

Stevenson Elementary School
Mesa, AZ

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Biographical Information

Jim Manley is a professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, coordinating a partnership between a middle school with The College of Education where he continues to teach and model best practices while preservice teachers apply what they learn in education classwork to teaching children. Previously, Manley made learning science, conservation and math compelling to his fourth-graders at Mesa's Stevenson Elementary School, forever changing the way they saw the world. His projects included having students develop an environmentally-oriented landscaping project, conduct multi-year surveys of ecosystems, create hummingbird and tortoise habitats, and investigate and experience Navajo culture. Manley was the district's science liaison, coordinating curriculum for that subject. He was also involved in a teacher training program at Northern Arizona University. Manley has received several prestigious honors, including The David Williams Award of Innovation by the Dean of the College at Northern Arizona University in 2007, College of Educations Teacher of the Year in 2005, Arizona Teacher of the Year in 2000 and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 1999.

Additional Information


1982 Arizona State University, B.A.