Bob Manseau, Education
“The teacher training I received was practical and real-world oriented.”
Bob Manseau was happy enough being voted “Kindest Teacher” by a student body — his “most cherished” moment in a long career packed with accolades. But his most recent honor is giving that title a run for its money.
“After serving 39 years in public education, this award meant a great deal to me,” says the principal of Campbell High School in Litchfield, N.H. “After working with literally thousands of students and their parents, as well as hundreds of colleagues, I consider the recognition a lifetime achievement award.”
Throughout all those years, Manseau says he’s felt grateful for the education he received at UMass Lowell.
“I saw many colleagues enter the profession without the training I was so lucky to have received at Lowell,” he says. “Teachers went out of their way to make connections and form relationships with students. Also, the teacher training I received was practical and real-world oriented. Once in my first job, I saw how true that was.”