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College of Education

Miller-Manchester Mentor Teacher Award


The Mentor Teacher Award is sponsored annually by the Miller-Manchester Endowment in Education.

Eligible recipients are teachers who are involved with practicum experiences of WSU students or teachers who have worked with student teachers over an extended number of years. Recipients are nominated by WSU faculty and staff in Teaching & Learning.

Recipients are honored with: a plaque, a $1500 cash award, a leaf on the Education Legacy Tree, and recognition at the annual Scholarship and Excellence Awards. Travel expenses for the recipient to attend the awards ceremony and two complimentary tickets to the Homecoming football game are also provided.

Award winners

  • 2020 – Scott Gallagher / Erik von Gohren
  • 2019 – Rena Mincks
  • 2018 – Sharon Foster
  • 2017 – Amy Bearden
  • 2016 – Teri Ochs
  • 2015 – Abner Solano
  • 2014 – Mary Cronin
  • 2013 – Leeanne Bennett
  • 2012 – Mary Reeves
  • 2011 – Sam Adams
  • 2010 – George Landle
  • 2009 – Delores “Dee” Baumgartner