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Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana has promoted Becky Manis to executive director. Manis previously served as interim director and lead flight director.

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November 2, 2011

News Release


Hammond, Ind. – The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) is pleased to introduce Becky Manis as the organization’s new Executive Director.

In her new role, Manis will be responsible for executing publicity efforts that promote the Challenger Learning Center as a premier educational destination for corporate and school groups. She will be responsible for the direct selling of the CLC educational programs to schools, children’s groups, private events, civic and corporate groups. Manis will participate in various organizations and efforts in Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs and Southeast Illinois. She will also inspire and assist the development of CLC educational programs for children and adults, as well as continue to improve the center for educators, administrators and sponsors.

Manis graduated from Indiana University where she received a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in English. She received her M.S. in Elementary Education with emphasis in Special Education from Purdue University Calumet.

Manis takes on the role of Executive Director after serving as the Interim Director & Lead Flight Director of the CLC. A recognized educational leader, her prior experience includes the roles with the CLC as well as her role of Classroom Teacher at Jane Ball Elementary School in cedar Lake and Science and Language Arts teacher at Crete-Monee Middle School.

“I look forward to putting my passion for science education and the personal connection with the Challenger Learning Center to use as I take on this new role,” Manis said.

The Challenger Learning Center is located at 2300 173rd Street, Hammond, In. Contact the Center at 219.989.3250 or the website http://www.clcnwi.com/ to learning about upcoming programs and events.

Source: The Challenging Learner Center

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