Nora Mancha, former teacher and administrator at The Potomac School, died on Thursday, May 12, in Pueblo, Colo., after a brief illness. She was 70 years old. A Virginia resident for 40 years, Ms. Mancha was a beloved and highly respected faculty and staff member of The Potomac School in McLean from 1970 to 2002. She held numerous positions there including sixth-grade teacher, ethics teacher in the Upper School, director of the financial aid and summer programs and the admission office and, ultimately, associate head of school. As a former parent, educator and administrator, she also eventually became the school's unofficial historian. At her retirement party, she was described as a person "with a heart of gold and the varied talents of a Renaissance woman."
Ms. Mancha was born in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Loyola University, where she received her Bachelor's degree, and attended Marquette University for her Master's degree.
She is survived by her husband, Philip, of Pueblo; her daughter, Amy Redstone; son-in-law, Victor Redstone; and grandson, Nathan Redstone of Greeley, Colo.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: The Nora Mancha Student Scholarship Fund at The Potomac School, P.O. Box 430, McLean, VA. 22101.