Jonathan Manion

Jonathan Manion is a social studies teacher at Colorado River Collegiate Academy (CRCA), which is a public early-college high school in Bastrop, Texas. At CRCA, he teaches government, personal financial literacy, social studies research methods, world geography, and a human rights special elective.

Since 2019, Jonathan has led students through the Generation Citizen curriculum and has seen firsthand how students are transformed when given voice and agency to tackle problems in our community. Routinely, he has witnessed students, who otherwise may have not have seen many opportunities for leadership, use their voice to produce high levels of engagement and creativity in their civics work. Over the last three years, his students have engaged in a variety of civics projects ranging from promoting the implementation of net-metering in Bastrop to advocating for specific drug education curriculum to be taught in Bastrop ISD schools.

Jonathan is an alumnus of Texas State University, holding a B.A. in History and English and an M.A. in History. In 2021, he joined Generation Citizen’s Teacher Leadership Board to help advocate for project-based civics in Texas before and during the 2023 Texas Legislative Session, which will be needed to ensure the continuation of project-based civics in Texas.

Jonathan enjoys living in Bastrop, Texas with his wife and two dogs. He enjoys reading, DIY auto repair and home improvement, and day trips around central Texas.