2010 Inductee - Manuel Moreno


2010 Inductee - Manuel Moreno

Manny, born on February 9, 1960 has lived in Stockton and worked in San Joaquin County for over 30 years. He teaches 11-12 grade Anatomy and Physiology and developed Applied Educational Theory at Lincoln High School in Stockton. He holds an M.A. From Sacramento State University in Education, a B.A. from U.O.P in Biology/Education, and an A.A Degree from Delta College.

In the classroom, he uses video, videodisc, website designing, and distance learning to teach with, and his students have created award-winning video productions. One video “Connected Teaching, Helping Students Make Positive Choices, was hosted by actor Hector Elizondo.

Manny stresses personal growth and leadership skills, and has designed many Diversity Training and Leadership workshops. Manny has helped bridge the gap between parents, teachers and the Latino community. His Leadership group 2005-2010, has worked to build scholastic and college transfer opportunities for Latino students. Moreover, he works to provide technology classes for Latino parents teaching them the Internet and basic computer skills.

He has developed Family Day/Book Swap Day each year, the Kermess Fundraising Festival whose funds go to help fund scholarships for Latino students, field trips to California Universities, Technology classes for Latino Parents, an annual Cesar Chavez Celebration; his open communication with U.O.P. has provided vital information for transfer students. As Chair and Curriculum Coordinator for the “Reaching for the Stars” – Jose Hernandez Foundation, he designed a 2-day conference for county 8th graders, reaching over 425 students. As Professor Practicum at U. O. P., Manny developed 2 graduate courses in Shanghai, China “Integrated Strategies & Assessment in Public School Organizations & Diverse Constituencies.”

He is a Discovery Channel Video Classroom Resource Teacher conducting workshops in how to incorporate Discovery Channel into the classroom. Manny has also worked at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories as a Lab Technician and Curriculum Developer, and as a lab technician for the California Department of Fish and Game. He has been an analyst with the Private Industry Council, working with job development and placement for supervisors and employees, monitoring the job performance of 80 Summer Youth employees. Manny belongs to the National Science Teachers Association, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, and Lincoln Unified and California Teachers Associations. He has worked tirelessly as community volunteer and as an advisor for many campus student clubs.