Phone: 704-225-7555


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Mrs. Dawn Manwell

Welcome 7th grade Pirates!  I am entering my fourth year at Porter Ridge Ridge Middle School.   I have a year of experience in CMS and 17 years of experience in California as both a counselor and a teacher.  I am excited to get to know you and your child during this year.

I have been married for over 24 years and have three sons; one in college, one in high school, and one in middle school.  I also have a black lab who thinks she is one of the kids.  When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and visiting new places.

I believe all students can be successful given the right tools and support no matter their background or struggles.

I look forward to working with our Porter Ridge faculty, students and families to make this a successful school year.  Please feel free to contact me for any assistance at (704) 225-7555 or email at 


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