Miranda Manley tapped for ACS supervisor role

Miranda Manley tapped for ACS supervisor position
Posted on 12/09/2020
An experienced school administrator who has spent more than a decade serving as an assistant principal has been selected as the district’s new Accountability Supervisor. Superintendent Jeff Mayo has selected Miranda Manley to replace outgoing supervisor Tonya Hawkins, who was recently named the new principal at Arlington Elementary School.

Manley has been the assistant principal at Bailey Station Elementary in Collierville City Schools for the past 10 years. In 2014, Manley was selected to join the Tennessee Department of Education’s TASL Assistant Principals’ Academy and one year prior, in 2013, was named Bailey Station’s Distinguished Administrator. In addition to her current role at Bailey Station, Manley has also been an assistant principal at Chimneyrock Elementary School in Cordova and an elementary teacher at Lakeland, Kate Bond and Munford Elementary Schools.

“I am thrilled to have snagged Mrs. Manley from Collierville Schools to join our ACS Central Office team,” said Superintendent Mayo. “She brings a wealth of experience in student assessment and performance, professional development and all areas related to school accountability. She has been a long-standing school-level administrator and is well-versed in the latest research around elevating student achievement.”

“What most impresses me about Mrs. Manley,” Mayo continued, “is her reputation for establishing positive relationships with all stakeholders while promoting a positive and collaborative climate and culture.”

As Accountability Supervisor, Manley will oversee and coordinate yearly state-mandated testing and help analyze the results so schools and educators are better equipped to meet students’ educational needs. She’ll also coordinate district-wide professional development trainings, support and monitor school improvement plans and perform other duties that assists the district in maintaining and accelerating student growth and achievement.

A nine-year resident of Arlington and mother to two AHS graduates, Manley said she’s looking forward to serving and giving back to her home community. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve my community alongside some of the most talented educators in the field,” Manley said. “I look forward to getting into the schools as much as possible to support the efforts of the administration and teachers in meeting the needs of our ACS students.”

Manley officially assumes the position on January 4th following the district’s return from Winter Break.