In remembrance: Susan Manger

Susan Manger, Annie Wright teacher from 1981-1994, passed away on Thursday, March 7. Mrs. Manger (also known as Mrs. Gustavson, or Mrs. G) taught mostly in Grade 4, as well as some Middle School classes, and was a member of Annie Wright Schools' Heritage Society. Susan came to Annie Wright after teaching in Alabama. She had two plans: to teach at a great school, and to teach at a great school her children could attend. She did just that, sending her daughter Jodi (Gustavson) Erickson '89 and son Eric Gustavson '88MS to Annie Wright. After teaching at Annie Wright, Susan worked at a hospital helping children who had been through traumatic medical experiences determine how their learning styles would change as they recovered. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16 at 1:30 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, 26418 Mountain Highway West, in Spanaway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, Annie Wright Schools or Charles Wright Academy. The family asks for those who knew Susan to take a walk in the woods and think of her.


Annie Wright Schools
Main Campus:
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

Downtown Campus:
936 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.