Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Mann-Reno

Welcome! I have been a Special Education Teacher since 1987. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at the University of Northern Colorado, the lovely state in which I was born. My husband Chris and I consider ourselves the luckiest people on earth to have fulfilled our dream to move to Montana after teaching for many years in Colorado. We moved to Missoula in 2013. My husband Chris is a retired elementary teacher and now works as a fly-fishing guide for Blackfoot River Outfitters. Our Labrador Retriever Gauge and our kitties Halo and Auggie round out our small family. During my free time I enjoy any outdoor activity. I'm especially fond of those which involve flowers & trails, a fly rod, a shotgun, a pair of cross country skis, or running shoes. 

I am available most days during lunch and after school to support students in Academic Recovery. 

Communication is important to me. I hope this website will be a useful tool for both students and parents. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.  


phone - 728-2400 X2699

 ALL students have access to Read Write for Google Chrome ~ a fabulous writing and reading technology tool. To learn more about it please visit the MCPS website, talk to your child, or contact me.


I'd like to introduce three fabulous humans who will also be working with our 7th grade students this year:

Geri Hanning will be teaching Learning Strategies and working with the team of Ms. Fessler, Mr. Fox, Ms. Hoppe, and Mr. Smith. This is her 4th year as a paraeducator. She has 3 children, 4 grandchildren and has been married 38 years. She attended college at Boise State University and her hobbies include genealogy, reading, and hiking. She has moved many times during her husband's 30 year military career and loved living in England the most. Email:


Lauryn Windham has been in education for 3 years and is working on a master's degree in special education. Her parents and two younger sisters live in Billings. She enjoys reading, listening to audio books, kayaking, playing basketball, playing soccer, and playing games. She also enjoys arts and crafts. Her favorite color is purple and is fascinated by elephants. Email:


Rob Jeffs has worked as a paraeducator for 2 years. He has 2 children and has been married 32 years. He attended the University of Montana and enjoys reading, studying history, hiking, and camping. Rob has climbed all the major peaks we can see from Missoula with his son and has completed most of them with his daughter. Email:


Grading scale for all our classes:

90-100 A

80-89 B

70-79 C

60-69 D

59-0 F