Mrs. Amanda Manning



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Amanda Manning

Grade/Subject: 8th Grade Reading


Number of Years at SMS: 13


Number of Years in Education: 20


Degree/Certification Information: Educational Specialist in Early Childhood Education, Certifications: Reading Specialist & Middle School English Language Arts


Planning time for parent conferences: 2:10


Remind Info: Text @8gradesm to 81010




Hobbies/Interests: Crafts, Gardening


About Me: 

I grew up in Jasper, Alabama graduating from Walker High School. I then graduated from UAB with my teaching degree in 2001. I taught preschool, second grade, and then eight years at Sumiton Elementary as a first grade teacher. I completed my certification as a Reading Specialists in 2012 and took a job as Instructional Coach at Cordova Elementary for the next four years. I've spent the last 2 years at Sumiton Middle teaching eighth grade reading. During that time, I attended UWA to earn my Education Specialists Degree. 

I live in Jasper with my husband, Joe. We have three girls between us, Haley, Caden, and Sunnie. Most of our free time is spent outside raising Labrador Retrievers. We also love spending time at the beach where we plan on retiring to one day.