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Manninen named recipient of Bucci Family Award


Roger Eldridge presents Pamela Manninen with the Bucci Family Award
Pamela Manninen is the recipient of this year’s Bucci Family Award, announced Roger Eldridge, interim dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD). Manninen teaches first grade at the Henry Barnard School and shares her expertise with RIC practicum students.

The Bucci Family Award honors John Bucci, the former dean of FSEHD, and is presented to teachers who consistently demonstrate a variety of teaching techniques, a knowledge of individual student needs, a firm command of subject matter and a giving of self, which reflects a commitment to education.

Manninen began her teaching career in 1973 and became a member of the Henry Barnard School faculty in 1990. During her career, Manninen has worked for major publishing companies, taught in public schools and attended the National Science Foundation program. She was a lead teacher in the Kits in Teaching Elementary Science (KITES) program, was one of 18 teachers selected from the United States participate in the Program for Teaching East Asia in China, and was awarded the R.I. Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics Teaching.

Manninen has published articles and presented workshops on every subject from science to writing and has served on several RIC, FSEHD and Henry Barnard committees.