McManus Named Shepherdstown Elementary Principal

McManus Named Shepherdstown Elementary Principal
Posted on 07/29/2019
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Shepherdstown Elementary School (SES) has a new principal to begin the 2019-2020 school year.
The Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBOE) named Nancy McManus as Principal during their regular meeting on July 22, 2019.
Ms. McManus has been serving as the school’s interim principal since the start of summer and said she is excited to get started.
“Shepherdstown Elementary is part of an amazing community that values education,” she said.
    Ms. McManus has more than 30 years of experience in education, having started her career as a teacher at North Jefferson Elementary School.
She also served as principal at Blue Ridge Elementary School and worked as a principal at four different elementary schools in Loudoun County, Va. 
Ms. McManus said she is ready to come back to Jefferson County.
“I live in Shepherdstown so I know the rich culture of the community very well,” She said. “I am very familiar with the school because my own children attended Shepherdstown Elementary many years ago, so my love for this school began when they were students at this school.”
Ms. McManus is using her love of SES to set new goals for learning, which she hopes families will get excited about.
“I will be introducing a monthly Poetry Masters program as well as an Academic Challenge program for students who can benefit from additional learning experiences.  These programs will be voluntary and hopefully, parents will see the benefits of them for their children.”  
    Ms. McManus plans to implement a school-wide writing focus when the new school year begins August 19.
Ms. McManus earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Shepherd University and a Master of Arts Degree in Elementary School Administration from West Virginia University.
Her first day was July 23, 2019.   

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