Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. McManus received a journalism degree from West Virginia University, but always had a deep desire to teach. After a varied and interesting career path that included time as a broadcast journalist, U.S. Senate Press Secretary, Marketing and Communications Director, and Program Director for an organization that provides camps and other programs to children with cancer and their families, Mrs. McManus returned to school to earn her teaching certification.
Mrs. McManus is certified to teach middle school English, Journalism, and English as a Second Language in grades K-12. This is Mrs. McManus' ninth year at Ashburn Elementary and she has worked with all levels of English Learners (ELs). She believes her students are super stars! Her students are processing two (or more!) languages and working extra hard to succeed in the classroom.
Mrs. McManus lives in Loudoun County and is the proud mom of two children – an adult daughter (who is also a WVU grad and an awesome mom to Mrs. McManus' first amazing grandson!), and a 9-year-old son who is in fourth grade. She loves spending time with her family and watching her students discover, utilize, and celebrate their talents and brainpower.