Meet Mrs. Manion


    I am very excited to start my 21st year of teaching.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to Baker's remote kindergarteners and provide resource support to our remote students in grades 1-4 this year.   Prior to this year I taught second grade for three years and special education for many years.  I started my teaching career in Hampton Township School District, but I have been back in Upper St. Clair for the past 19 years (I taught at Streams and Eisenhower, too).  I student taught at Baker and was so excited to have the opportunity to return to teach here 15 years ago.  I love teaching and I love Baker School!
    My other love is my family.  My husband Patrick and I have been married for 13 years and we have 2 little boys and 2 dogs.  Patrick is a social studies teacher at USCHS.  Our sons are Patton John (7) and Marlow Gabriel Joseph (4).  Patton is very cautious, creative and has a tender heart.  He is starting first grade.  Marlow is a curious, intense, climbing machine with a hearty laugh. He is in preschool. They are the lights of our lives.  Patton and Marlow keep us on our toes and we have lots of great family adventures!  We also have 2 dogs:  JoePa is a 12 year old lhasa aphso with an amazing heart and an appetite for destruction, and Jacksi a 10 year old yorkiepoo who is 5 pounds of pure diva.  


    We love going to Pirate games, watching PSU and Steelers football, walking the dogs, hiking, going to parks and spending time with our families.  My husband announces the Varsity basketball and football games so you will often see our family at USC sporting events, too!