Power of the Pillars: Education
After a successful launch last winter, Lakeside Online is back! Through April 2024, join virtual conversations with the Chautauqua Pillar Directors; create meaningful connections through Centering Prayer, Advent and Lenten Studies; get a behind-the-scenes look at the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra; and introduce young Lakesiders to Chip Richter’s interactive Once Upon a Porch series.
The Education Pillar provides numerous opportunities for learning and growth for all ages. The Chautauqua Lecture Series theme weeks, Science Rocks!, wellness and gardening programs and living history portrayals have provided weekly inspiration. In this “Power of the Pillar” presentation, learn what we have planned for next summer.
John Mann, Director of Education, will share information about nationally recognized thought leaders and authors who will provide weekly keynotes, as well as the addition of a weekly children’s music program and Writers & Authors workshop series. Join us and get ready to plan your week of learning and fun this summer.
Lakeside Online programs are free of charge and easily accessible via Zoom. Donations are gratefully accepted to support these mission-driven gatherings. Visit lakesideohio.com/today to contribute. Register now for one or all of the Lakeside Online experiences. Zoom links will be sent via email 48 hours in advance of each program.
John Mann is Lakeside’s Director of Education and has been with the organization since 2014. Mann holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Toledo.
Previously, he was the Manager of Human Resources for the Sears & Roebuck retail store in Sandusky for four years. Mann served as the Director of Human Resources at Lakeside for seven years before transitioning to his current role in spring 2021. He is a member of the Erie County Area Safety Council.
The time-period that Mann finds the most interesting in American history is the 1880s-1930s and has a deep love of the Great Lakes.
He and his wife, Emily, met in high school, married in 2007 and their interests have rubbed off on each other. She enjoys hunting for rocks, shells and beach glass and it’s not uncommon to find the Manns scouring fields or beaches for specimens.
The Manns enjoys boating in their 1972 24′ fiberglass Lyman, which has stayed in his family since his father ordered it new. They also both enjoy exploring small rivers and lakes with their 1951 13′ Lyman, which they came across at Kelleys Island a few years ago. They find relaxation in traveling the Lake Erie islands and going for a swim or cruise around Sandusky Bay.