George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jeff Mann

8th-Grade English Language Arts Teacher

Jeff Mann teaches 8th grade language arts in a large urban school in Indianapolis. As a twenty-year educator, he has been published in several educational journals. He is passionate about instilling a love of writing and reading in students. Recently, Jeff won the Lawrence Township Design Challenge. He was named a Distinguished Fellow as part of the Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program and was the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Community Service. When not teaching, he roots on the Chicago Cubs. Currently, he is working on a middle-grade novel about Hurricane Katrina.


  • Literacy

    The Grind and the Streak: Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld

    These great comedians can teach our students about two important writing habits: working hard at revising and writing on a regular basis.