About Us is really mainly about me, my significant other, and a host of avatars. My name is Chad Manis, and I founded Teacher-Written Eduware back in 1997 with the introduction of Write All About It !
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, teaching major of English and/or Language Arts, from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, in 1975. I earned my Master of Education Degree from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, in 1982.
After my first year of teaching in Pierce County, Georgia, in 1976, the rest of my teaching career has been spent in Jacksonville, Florida, where I have had the distinct pleasure and continual challenge of serving students in grades 6-12.
The majority of my classroom experience, however, has been at the middle school level--first with a tour of duty at Eugene J. Butler Middle School, 900 Acorn Street, here in Jacksonville, and more recently at Twin Lakes Academy Middle School, 8050 Point Meadows Drive, also here in Jacksonville. After 33 years of service as both a language arts and journalism teacher, I retired on November 30, 2009.
My significant other is my wife, Sue, whose patience with me--and faith in me, has been and continues to be inspiring. As an accounts specialist at one of the two Cadillac dealerships here in Jacksonville, she brings a sharp eye to each of my projects--offering constructive criticism and making suggestions.
If I like the software, and Sue likes it, I know that teachers and students will also.
Finally, there are Brad, Becky, and all of the rest of the avatars who populate Language Arts Presenter. They always say and do exactly what they are asked, and they never talk back.