Retired Educator: Every Experience is a Chance to Learn

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Altha Manning inspires with new book of short stories and poems

As we progress through life we will face many challenges and learn many lessons. If we think our goals are worth it, we should persist and continue to pursue them even in the face of challenges.

As Abraham Lincoln said, it’s not about the years in your life, but the life in your years.

Now retired, though fully engaged in her community, the core of Altha Manning’s educational career included integrating schools, working for the Learning Institute of North Carolina to improve schooling in NC, and developing programs for the State Department of Education in North Carolina and Florida. While she has held impressive positions throughout her career, Manning has an even more impressive passion for getting the most out of life.

Manning’s triumphs in educational programming, recovering from the loss of loved ones, appreciation for travel and attention to personal relationships have inspired her lifelong collection of poetry and short stories, “Slices of Life.”

With messages meant to resonate with audiences of all backgrounds and life experiences, Slices of Life evokes a range of human emotions. Manning shares her memories and life lessons through her poetry and short stories to remind readers to take every experience as an opportunity to learn and live intentionally.

“As we progress through life we will face many challenges and learn many lessons,” Manning says. “If we think our goals are worth it, we should persist and continue to pursue them even in the face of challenges.”

“Slices of Life” by Altha Manning
Hardcover, $22.99
Paperback, $15.99
e-Book, $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-46914-646-1

Available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and bookstore.xlibris.com

About the author
Altha Manning spent 12 years as a classroom teacher, 18 years as an educational administrator, and more than 10 years as an executive in education, labor and community development. Manning also developed her own consulting company through which she secured contracts from government agencies to private and public colleges and universities as well as the private sector with 10 years as a consultant in organizational development, management, leadership and related areas. Besides her impressive career in education, Manning puts a strong focus on her relationships with family and friends, travel, and the beauty of nature, appreciating all that life has to give. Manning currently resides in Tallahassee, Fla.

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