Evelyn Moore is a 1953 graduate of Bryn Mawr College In Pennsylvania who returned to her native Oklahoma and entered the teaching profession. In 1961, Evelyn moved to California, settling In Manteca and beginning a teaching career In local schools that spanned 28 years. This Included positions at Lindbergh, French Camp and Nile Garden schools.
During this time she was active In professional organizations, which included two years as president of the Manteca Educators Association. This professional activism also included stints as head of the San Joaquin County Coordinating Council. California Teachers Association State Council representative and as a delegate to National Education Association assemblies.
After retiring from teaching ¡n 1994. Evelyn didn't really "retire." She just became involved ¡n a related area. She ran for, and was elected to, the Manteca Unified School District Board of Education. She has been re-elected three times. During this period, she has been San Joaquin County Area 3 representative to the California School Boards Association Delegate Assembly for the past 12 years.
Serving on the school board Is energy- and time-consuming, but Evelyn stays Involved in many Other community endeavors, as well. She is a founding board member of Give Every Child a Chance, a local free tutoring program, working with children herself for 11 years. She also is an active member of her church and several community organizations.
Ms. Moore's lifetime involvement in education and her concern for the betterment of the Manteca community and its children will make her an outstanding member of the Hall of Fame.