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Hear from Anna Manning about how she uses a familiar character, Stitch, to make her students feel at home in school.

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Meet Anna Manning

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Stitch says, ‘Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets forgotten or left behind.’ And that is true for every student who walks in my classroom. I’m their mom, friend and teacher at school.


  • 9 - 12th Grade English, Journalism, Communications and Photography Teacher


  • Kansas State University


  • 2018 District Secondary Teacher of the Year
  • SHHS Teacher of the Year in 2018, 2016 and 2015
  • All Kansas Award and Top Publication from Walsworth Publishing
  • Golden Goose Award from Spring Hill Education Association
  • Secretary of SHHS Site Council
  • SHHS Building-Level Technology Advisory Committee member
  • Social Media Director for the Spring Hill Education Association
  • Journalism Education Association member

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

There are things I love so much in the world, I can't imagine not spending my life helping other people love them too: reading, writing, the power of a student press, the artistic and storytelling powers of photography... There are practical reasons too, like the joy of helping young people discover who they are and what they should do with their lives. And, of course, I had so many incredible teachers of my own, and there's no doubt that they solidified my decision to become an educator.

By the Numbers

  • 2,929

    Dedicated Students

  • 5

    Schools in District

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