LeeAnn Manuel is originally from Nanakuli, Hawaii. She received her master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Phoenix. She is currently the induction and mentoring lead at Ewa Makai Middle School, a position she has held since 2017. She is the curriculum coach for Math, ELA, and social studies, as well as the response to intervention (RTI) and gifted and talented (GT) coordinator. Previously, Mrs. Manuel has also taught math. She became a teacher to help all students be successful, no matter what level the student is at. She has now been teaching for ten years. Mrs. Manuel was the mentor teacher to Wu Ning from Nanjing, China (2018-2019) and is the mentor teacher to Sun Quanfang from Changchun, China.