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Lynne Manouvrier, Veteran LI Educator, is New Director of Center for Gifted Youth at LIU Post

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Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University
516-299-4177

Lynne ManouvrierBrookville, N.Y. -- Lynne Manouvrier, an award-winning teacher and education administrator, is the new director of the Center for Gifted Youth at LIU Post, which provides learning experiences for children with superior intellectual ability on Saturday mornings throughout the year.

She will lead the management and development of the center, which serves approximately 500 children in kindergarten through 6th grade each year. The center recruits the best educators from Long Island/New York metro elementary and secondary schools and provides educational programming using the resources of LIU Post, a campus of Long Island University. The program is designed to augment education in public and private elementary schools.

“I am excited to be a part of the Center for Gifted Youth, Long Island’s premier program for gifted children,” Manouvrier said. “In order to flourish, high-achieving young people require specialized  programming. I look forward to developing new courses and projects that will challenge and inspire this special population of learners.”

Previously the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction at the East Meadow Public Schools, Manouvrier has held a number of positions in the Great Neck, Port Washington and Plainview-Old Bethpage school districts. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University at Albany and is a doctoral candidate at LIU Post in the Interdisciplinary Educational Studies program.  Manouvrier, a resident of Jericho, N.Y., succeeds Dr. Madelon Solowey, who retired.

Center for Gifted Youth courses are held from 9 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. at LIU Post. The fall 2012 semester begins Oct. 6. Examples of courses this fall include Digital Journalism and Geo Art for second and third graders, and Build an iPad App and The Math of Chess for fourth through sixth graders. Kindergarteners and first graders will explore age-appropriate math, science and the humanities in the K-1 Saturday Express. Net books and iPads are provided to students when necessary for class activities.

For more information on the Center for Gifted Youth at LIU Post, visit www.liu.edu/post/giftedyouth , call (516) 299-2160 or email post-gifted@liu.edu.

Posted 10/05/2012

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