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Mrs. Manspeaker wins PHM Impact Award

Dr. Thacker, Colleen Manspeaker, and Elizabeth Cunha

All teachers make an impact on their students. At P-H-M we honor those teachers whose students have improved academically with the P-H-M Impact Award. This semester, Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker is visiting schools and surprising teachers whose students had significant First Semester growth. 


Today Dr. Thacker, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Heather Short, Director of Literacy Ryan Towner, and the Executive Director of the P-H-M Education Foundation Jennifer Turnbloom stopped by Discovery Middle School to surprise Math teacher Coleen Manspeaker. Click here to see the full photo gallery below.


Mrs. Manspeaker’s 8th grade students had P-H-M’s highest growth in math proficiency--growing 59%!


The Impact Awards were first handed out in September 2023 to teachers with the most significant overall student growth during the 2022-2023 school year.


Thank you to the P-H-M Education Foundation for covering the cost of the awards for purchasing the beautiful crystal awards given to the teacher award recipients.