Phone: 480-575-2275


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education B.A.E, UofA, Class of 2018 K-6 AZ Teaching Certification

Mr. Josh Manning

My name is Josh Manning, and I am a proud graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor's in Elementary Education. I feel very lucky to be part of our amazing BMES team, and to be able to work on a beautiful school campus. The serenity and uniqueness of Cave Creek will always be special to me. Having grown up in Cave Creek and attending Black Mountain Elementary as a child, coming back felt like a bit of a homecoming! 

I strongly value the art of expression and passion, and I believe that it’s crucial for children, and adults for that matter, to have some kind of outlet or capacity where they feel comfortable doing so. This can be reading, art, music, sports, etc. When we find something in our lives that we're passionate about, something that brings true enjoyment, problems and trials that we face suddenly don't seem as daunting. Personally, I express myself in as many ways as I can. When I am not teaching, you will most likely find me in the weight room, with family and friends, exploring new music, or enjoying the outdoors!

Through passion, empathy, and respect, I hope to reach each student in my class to provide them with life tools they can take into their future endeavors. I am looking forward to a great year of connecting with students and parents, and growing as a teacher!