Pamela Manning, Ph.D.

Photo of Pamela Manning, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Education

Office: 300 Stanton Street, Lower Level

Phone: (618) 537-6461


Ph.D., Education Leadership, Saint Louis University (2004)

M.S., Deaf Education K-12, Hampton University (1984)

B.S., Speech/Language Pathology, Middle Tennessee State University (1975)

B.S., Social Work, Middle Tennessee State University (1975)

Teaching Interests

Education for students Pre-K through 12th grade.


“My Child Would Never Do That!” Publisher FriesenPress

Teaching Philosophy

First impressions in a classroom as an instructor are memorable to most students. Therefore, I believe on the first day your students should believe you are professional, knowledgeable, supportive and clear on your expectations for the class. You should also get to know your students and their outcome desires for the class. This helps foster the scholarly environment and relationships you hope to build.

What you teach should be purposeful, therefore made as pragmatic as possible so students believe that they can use that purpose and be successful at it. We share knowledge through discussion, questions, and answers then perform so they feel comfortable in a teaching role. It is exciting to observe the roles change from student to instructor. This is the main goal, to always produce great teachers that can actually make a difference among a very diverse educational group of students.

There is such a plethora of strategies, methods and techniques until an instructor needs to be flexible enough to be well versed in several, to assure reaching students and demonstrating a variety of modalities. This also enables students to realize that when they become teachers they must afford their own students that same opportunity to champion differentiated instruction.

Research, data collection, and evaluations must take place for the purpose of validity. Students must understand their importance and the impact on outcomes and planning for the betterment of students. Discussion and involvement of the minds could produce groundbreaking results to unresolved issues. So collaboration of teacher, student, and resources are always exciting.

I happen to believe in providing a high quality educational experience to all students, knowing they can be outstanding. I also believe in providing academic excellence, engagement in teaching and learning then producing responsible citizens that will desire to be life-long learners. I know I have reached my goal when students are confident, knowledgeable, and want to go out ready to make a difference in education.

Lastly, an instructor must be passionate, reachable and provide service to all they encounter. Support students, faculty, and administrators through service, respect, professionalism and integrity.


Superior Performance Award from the U.S. Army as Program Director in Early Childhood for Child Care Centers

Golden Apple Award for Teaching

Sandra L. Bailey Award for Teaching Autistic Children

Citizen of the Year Award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Distinguished Mother Award from Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Wise Owl Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Who's Who in the Metropolitan Executive and Professional Registry as a Principal

State of Illinois Honor Roll Recognition for Wirth-Parks Middle School for Increased Test Scores

Cahokia High School Recognition for Principal from Amehes Temple Local

Belleville News Democrat - Saluting Women in Business - 1st Black Female Superintendent of Cahokia School District School District #187

National Council of Negro Women, Inc. - Excellence in Education Award

National Recognition for the Southwestern YMCA at the 2013 Conference and the Southwestern IL YMCA Scholarship Program – “Y Scholars”


Memberships & Organizations

Southern Illinois United Way Board Member

YMCA Southern Illinois Board Member

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Coro Women in Leadership


Archview Leadership Group

St. Clair County Juvenile Delinquent Committee

Kappa Alpha Psi Silhouettes

Member of Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lebanon, Illinois