Meet Danny Manalo, Kate Stanley, Kelly Eveleth, & Brenda Gillies!

Mr. Danny Manalo

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."  - Robert Frost

Previous School:
Mesa Verde Middle School

Previous Assignment(s):
6th Grade

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?  
Being on the show "Survivor" or "The Amazing Race" for just one episode.

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
I don't like broccoli, and broccoli doesn't like me.

Tell us about your superpowers.
Playing musical instruments (especially the keyboard), four-wheeling, motorcycle/ATVs

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
Collective Force of Risk-Takers Centered on Student-Learning in new and creative ways.

What makes you laugh?
Situational comedies where everything that can go wrong does.

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?
Jack-of-all-trades

What is your totem animal?
Ram's head

What line or shape do you identify with?
Dodecahedron - many sides to me

Favorite font
Arial 12 point, blue, bold and italics





Mrs. Kate Stanley
“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel."  ~Pablo Picasso

Previous School:
Monterey Ridge Elementary School

Previous Assignment(s):
Kindergarten

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
Teaching and living abroad

Tell us about your superpowers.

I love teaching literature and social sciences.  I am passionate about art, and using art with the learning of core subject areas.  I love about connecting with each student individually, differentiating and personalizing instruction to meet the needs of all learners.  

Favorite Board Game(s)

I have been playing Rummikub with my family since I was young.  

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?

I am so excited to work closely with other teachers, parents, and students to innovate and personalize education for 21st Century learners.  

What makes you laugh?

My kids, just like my students they are full of humor and wit!

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?

Poised

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?

I find my most rewarding moments come when I witness my students' passions for learning come alive.  I live for the "a-ha" moments.

Dream vacation spot?

Anywhere with a beach and without an agenda

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?

I think it would be amazing to take a field trip into our own brains.  We would all be fascinated by the inner workings of our minds. 

What line or shape do you identify with?

An ampersand. Why? I am always open to possibility, and find myself looking for the "and," the what's next in each day.  

Favorite font 

American Typewriter





Mrs. Kelly Eveleth
"The secret to change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."  - Socrates

Previous School:
Willow Grove

Previous Assignment(s):
5th Grade

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?

I would love to travel the world with my family.

Tell us about your superpowers.

Being a mom, playing sports, creating art, working with kids

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?

We have the chance to do something very different.  I'm excited to let kids explore their areas of passion and learn at a level and in a way that makes the most sense for them.

What makes you laugh?

Kids are hilarious.

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?

Creative

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
When kids are fascinated by learning and so excited to go further and learn more. 

Dream vacation spot

I would love to travel through Europe.

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?

I would take them back in time to see dinosaurs.

Favorite font

Depends on the purpose.  Nothing too cute.  I'm always looking for unique, creative new fonts.





Mrs. Brenda Gillies
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. " - Dr. Seuss

Previous School:
Del Sur Elementary School


Previous Assignment(s):
5th Grade

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?

Sailing

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?

Not often

Tell us about your superpowers.

I love reading, small groups, whole class, read alouds, book discussions. Trying new things, looking at situations from different perspectives.

Favorite Board Game(s)

Set, Qwirkle, Suspend

Storms - Cool or Scary?

Cool

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?

The potential to change school!  The amazing people & the positive energy they generate.  Knowing that working together we will create limitless opportunities for learning.

Who let the dogs out?

Me - every morning. ;)

What makes you laugh?

My daughter

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?

Playful

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?

Relationships with students, seeing them learn & grow

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?

Everywhere!  Our first trip would be to Sequioa National Park.