A.P. Talk With Mr. Manning


Veronika Solonynko, Editor

This issue of The New Dealer welcomes Mr. Manning, as the new AP of Security. Before becoming a part of the FDR family, he was a Physical Education teacher, Dean, and Football Coach at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island. When asked about how he liked working at FDR, he stated, “The students here are totally different, they are really great kids…the staff here has been very welcoming and made the transition very easy.”

As the new AP, Mr. Manning feels that in the beginning it was difficult to get the students accustomed to the new rules in place.  However, he commends them for accepting the changes and working to improve FDR.

Mr. Manning’s goal is to maintain a safe environment at our school, and he believes the Deans and School Safety Officers are doing a great job. He wants to make sure students understand the responsibility of being accountable for their actions. For the future, he wants the halls to be clear after the late bell and for students to carry their ID cards on them at all times.   He truly believes that if the the hallways are quiet, students in the classrooms will not be distracted by noises from outside the room.  He also wants students to get the best education possible, and that can only happen if they are in their classes.  Mr. Manning envisions having assemblies in the near future, concerning the issue of bullying and its detrimental effects on people.

Mr. Manning’s favorite quotation is by Vince Lombardi, “Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like everything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal or any other goal.”

Welcome to the FDR family and congratulations on your new position as the AP of Security!