Sam Manhart

About Sam

Sam Manhart

After graduating from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Sam Manhart moved to the Bangor area to earn a Master’s Degree in English at The University of Maine and has lived here ever since.  He has taught at Husson University, The University of Maine, and in the Maine Community College System, and has been a member of the Hampden Academy English Department since 2004.  He earned a second Master’s Degree, in Education, from the University of Maine in 2009.  A lifelong competitive swimmer, Mr. Manhart swims in Masters swim meets for the Maine Masters Blue Lobsters Team, competes in open water ocean races, and is the assistant coach for the Hampden Academy Swim Team.  Mr. Manhart volunteers as a member of the Lura Hoit Pool Board of Directors and serves as a part-time coach for the U.S. Swimming Hurricane Swim Club.  He is also an ardent sea kayaker, canoeist, skier, hiker, rock climber, and surfer who deeply enjoys introducing his two children to these activities.  Mr. Manhart annually organizes the Hampden Academy Shakespeare Film Festival, conducts the Hampden Academy school-wide Poetry Out Loud Competition, and is the advisor for the Hampden Academy Chess Club.  In his down time Mr. Manhart bakes artisan bread and attempts to cook fine cuisine.

Mr. Manhart teaches the following courses at Hampden Academy:
English 9 {Poetry & Drama}
Exposition
Interpersonal Communication
Career Communications
Technical English
Literature of the Sea
Creative Writing
American Writers
Advanced Short Story and Novel