Dawn Nichol-Manning, who has lived in Westfield since 2017, is an educator and minister. She has been a public-school science teacher for 27 years . She also serves as president of the East Orange Education Association and is the New Jersey Education Association Executive Committee liaison for Essex County with the New Jersey Education Association.
Nichol-Manning is an entrepreneur who started two companies in the educational field. She serves as CEO of Educators at Large Educational Consulting Firm and president of Manning Enterprises.
As an active member of the Westfield MLK Association she has advocated in assisting with the pop-up museum exhibit “African-American History in Westfield from 1720”. Serving as curator gave her an opportunity to connect with Westfield residents, encouraging school age students and adults alike to appreciate the rich history the town holds. Nichol-Manning enjoys promoting unity and compassion among the residents of Westfield.
Nichol-Manning received her bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University, master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, doctorate of divinity/theology from Abundant Life Seminary and her education specialist degree from Grand Canyon University. She and her husband, Dennis, have two children, Alee, a senior at Westfield High School and Adonai, who will start kindergarten in the fall.
She and her husband are ordained ministers who have been serving the communities of Essex and Union counties for over 25 years and is the author of “Today, Tomorrow, Triumphant: Tales of Two Winning Women.”
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