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Mrs. Manke

I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and then received a Master's in Elementary Education from University of Northern Colorado.  This is my twentieth year teaching in Highland Schools.  I spent my first seven years teaching fourth grade at Highland Elementary School.  I then moved to seventh grade language arts, which I taught for three years.  This will be my fifth year teaching sixth grade science, and fourth year teaching STEM.  I am also the district coordinator for gifted and talented programming.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family in the great outdoors.  I have three young boys who keep me busy with hiking, running, climbing, and participating in a variety of other activities.