George Lucas Educational Foundation

Joseph Manfre

Mathematics Educational Specialist

Joseph Manfre currently serves as the mathematics educational specialist for the Hawai‘i Department of Education, supporting math education of nearly 180,000 students in 293 public and charter schools. Previously he taught mathematics at Title 1 middle and high schools in urban and rural Oahu. In the classroom, Joseph was co-awarded a Hawai‘i innovation fund grant for Student-Led Heterogeneous Learning Communities, a routine to empower student leaders in a semiautonomous classroom environment.

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