GouldSPOTLIGHT | Denise Manning

November 7, 2017
Deep in discussion during AP Lit

Deep in discussion during AP Lit

Name: Denise Manning

High School: Masconomet Regional High School

College/Grad School: Simmons College, BA in English, BA in Education

What are your roles at Gould? I’m the Dean of Students and the chair of the English Department. Right now, I’m teaching AP Lit.

Proudest Achievement: Being Alec’s mother is easily my proudest achievement.

Pinning a "four-year" rose on her son Alec's ’14 graduation gown with her husband, history teacher, Rob Manning.

Pinning a “four-year” rose on her son Alec’s ’14 graduation gown with her husband, history teacher, Rob Manning.

Last book I read: Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving. Sadly, I don’t recommend it.

My soundtrack is: James Taylor’s Greatest Hits—I’ve loved it since high school; it always puts me at ease.

Movie I would recommend: “Gran Torino”

Favorite food: I LOVE baozi, jiaozi, shumai, and tangbao (Chinese dumplings).

One word that describes me: Loyal

Best advice I ever received: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.

Why Gould? We came to Gould because it was a great school and a wonderful place to raise our son.

What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list? Going on Safari in Tanzania! It was beyond amazing.

Making friends with a student at the Tumaini Junior School in Tanzania.

Making friends with a student at the Tumaini Junior School in Tanzania.

What are your interests/hobbies? I love to read and cook. I enjoy spending time with the people and animals I love.

What is your spirit animal? Seriously? Maybe Dory?

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