In episode 104, Stacey shares the first half of a conversation she recently had with two remarkable language teachers. Mandy Manning is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. She teaches new immigrant and refugee high school students learning English in Spokane, Washington. Amy Andersen teaches American Sign Language to hearing students at a high school in Ocean City, New Jersey and was one of the finalists for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. In this first half of a two-part series, Mandy and Amy introduce their work as ESL and ASL teachers and talk about how culture is integral to their work.
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Mandy Manning works with new immigrant and refugee high school aged students in the Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, WA. She is the 2018 Washington State and National Teacher of the Year. She also co-founded Teachers Against Child Detention, an organization with the mission to free immigrant children from incarceration and place them in classrooms, where they belong. Mandy has four children and an amazing and supportive husband. You can reach out to Mandy on Twitter @MandyRheaWrites, Instagram @manningrhea, or by email.
Amy Andersen teaches American Sign Language to hearing students at Ocean City High School in New Jersey. She is the 2018 New Jersey Teacher of the Year and a finalist for 2018 National Teacher of the Year. You can reach out to Amy on Twitter @andersennjtoy18.