Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Jodi Mansell and I moved to Lakeport from Chico 32 years ago when I accepted my first teaching position. (Wow! That's a long time!) I was in the classroom at LES as a kindergarten and first-grade teacher for 30 years. Recently, I had the opportunity to become an Instructional Coach for our school. I get to help teachers help children - I think it's the best of both worlds!
During my tenure, I learned a few things about classrooms and instruction. It's so important that our students become learners - able to tackle hard things, develop skills, and be able to explain, discuss and share their thoughts and learning with others. It's also important that they enjoy the process.. I always wanted my students to love coming to school! I am excited to be able to share my experience and to cultivate all the strategies, ideas, and tips we can to support our teachers with the important job they have in helping students succeed.
In addition to my credential and teaching experience, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and a Master's Degree in Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling. I have practical experience having raised 4 boys who taught me the true meaning of "patience" as well as the rewards of listening, learning, and growing with them. My husband and I are back at it with two grandsons now.. hoping for a grandaughter somewhere down the line!