Catherine Mancino is a ‘SoCal’ transplant. Catherine, along with her husband and two boys moved to Manton in Tehama County in 2007. She holds a B. A. from San Diego State University as well as a Master’s in Religious Education from Loyola University. She received her state of California multiple subject teaching credential from Chapman College. Catherine has 21 years teaching experience in grades K-8 in the California small schools system. She has taught at and sent her children to the small school in her community of Manton from 2008 until the present, teaching multiple subjects in a multi-grade class. Catherine is a firm believer in the power of small schools to find and build on the strengths of each unique child. She would like more than anything to see the small school system continue to exist and thrive in small rural communities.
MARLO EAKES MEYER
Ms. Marlo holds a Masters Degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and has worked in the education field for the past 18 years, specifically as an Education Administrator for the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She has telecommuted her position with UVA since 2010, when her family moved back to their home state of California. Since moving to Manton in 2015, Ms. Meyer has become an integral part of the Manton community by creating the Manton Education Council, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to keeping education opportunities in the rural town of Manton. She has helped write a charter school petition to alleviate the situation that a closed campus can cause. She will be pursuing a PhD in Education Administration once her youngest child has gone off to college.
Katheryn brings a long history of education expertise and excellence to our group. She earned her BA at University of Hawaii, and her California Teaching Credential from CSU Sacramento. Katherine spent 4 years as a Waldorf School Administrator, and in 1997 returned to CSU Sacramento to earn a Resource Specialist credential in Special Education. Katherine worked for 10 years as a Resource Specialist, Art & Theater teacher and Department Chair overseeing 16 SPED teachers and 16 paraprofessionals at Armijo High School in Fairfield, California. After moving to the North State, Katherine developed and ran the Transitions Intervention Program at Red Bluff High School. Katherine also has experience as a home school teacher for high school students. Over the past several years, Katherine has worked as the resource specialist for the Manton School. She is dedicated to doing whatever she can to facilitate a well-established charter school in Manton.
KATHY HUDSON-VASQUEZ, Librarian
Ms. Kathy has been the long-time librarian for our Manton library and has cultivated an awesome collection of books with the help of community donations. Ms. Kathy is a wealth of information and a great resource for our Manton families. Ms. Kathy runs our 'Library Time' on Wednesdays from 4PM to 5PM.
Ms. Kendall is an amazing contributor to all the Manton Education Council programs, from Acorns to Oaks, to Club Mustang, to clean-up team, to de-weeding the basketball blacktop! She is an incredible teacher and advocate for students. We are proud to have her on our team.
AJ Jennings is K-8 certified Teaching Aide. AJ is a Manton School Alum and believes education should be offered locally for Manton Children. The children love Ms. AJ and we are excited to have her on our team.
Ms. Jen was born and raised in the midwest but has lived in California for the last 22 years moving with her partner to Manton in 2019. She received both her Bachelors and her Masters in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She spent 30 years as a social worker in the inner cities of Detroit, Chicago, and San Francisco with 20 of those years being focused on youth; running STEM based after-school and day camp programs for students with educational challenges and those who speak English as a second language. Her son was fortunate enough to attend a small school for High School and she was able to see the incredible value this method of education offers. She loves music and plays piano, tuba, euphonium, alto horn, recorder, and most percussion instruments.