Since first joining SEPUP in 1996, Manisha has collaborated on as well as led many projects at SEPUP. She co-authored the original Issues and Life Science middle school course, and has written units for Issues and Earth Science, Issues and Physical Science, Science and Sustainability, Science and Global Issues: Biology, the SEPUP high school modules, and Moving Next Generation Science Standards into Practice: A Middle School Ecology Unit and Teacher Professional Development Model.
Her work has included managing curriculum projects, conducting teacher workshops, developing authentic assessments, and collaborating with school districts across the country. Manisha has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Philosophy from Miami University of Ohio and a master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Akron, Ohio. She began her career teaching middle school and high school, and has taught in Ohio, Virginia, and California. She loves working with students on science, and volunteers in local classrooms whenever she can.