Manning School’s Audrey Jackson Named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year

Audrey Jackson, a fifth-grade teacher at JP's Manning School, has been named the state's Teacher of the Year.

Audrey Jackson, a fifth-grade teacher at JP’s Manning School, has been named the state’s Teacher of the Year. Credit: Massachusetts Teachers Association

Since the state’s Teacher of the Year award began in 1960, only seven Boston Public Schools educators have been chosen for the honor. Jamaica Plain’s Manning School, tucked away in Moss Hill, has produced this year’s winner, fifth-grade teacher Audrey Jackson.

The Boston Globe has a full profile of Jackson, though it’s a metered site. You can also find the basic information on the Massachusetts Teachers Association Web site.

Congratulations to the entire Manning community on this rare honor.

Fifth-grade students at Jamaica Plain’s Joseph P. Manning Elementary School say Audrey Jackson is the kind of teacher who takes time to care for the needs of each child. “If anybody ever falls and needs help, she makes sure they get back up and does whatever she can to get them back on track,” said 10-year-old Daphne Partridge of Jamaica Plain.

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  • hydesquare

    Congratulations! No doubt a much deserved recognition.

  • Congratulations to Ms. Jackson! It put a big smile on my face when I heard the news on WBUR last evening, just because she’s a JP teacher and not because I have a child she taught. I hope she goes on to take the national title.