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Degrees and Certifications:

BA/Women's Studies University of Michigan MAT/Elementary Education Wayne State University Ed. Spec. in Leadership Grand Valley State University (2022) Endorsements: Language Arts 6-8 Learning Disabilities K-12 Administration K-12

Ms. Tanisha Manningham

While visiting her aunt Sharon in Atlanta, Principal Tanisha Mannigham noticed a decent-sized bell displayed as a centerpiece on her dining room table. Her aunt explained that it belonged to their great aunt, who used it to call kids in from recess when she was the principal of an elementary school in Clarksdale, MS. This moment was pivotal for Tanisha, confirming her calling to become an educator. She proudly embraces her family's legacy dedicated to education.

Entering her 24th year as an educator, Tanisha has spent the last 18 years as a Denby Tar. She joined Denby High School as a Special Education teacher in 2005 and has been dedicated to the students, parents, and community ever since. Now in her ninth year as principal, Tanisha is excited to lead with an established and compassionate staff. Her goal is to provide students with a safe, structured academic environment, emphasizing intentional and rigorous instruction to produce high levels of student outcomes, ownership, and accountability.

In her eight years as an administrator in the K-12 setting, she's experienced multiple successes as well as challenges. Through these challenges, she honed her skills as an effective instructional leader, talent developer, strategic planner, and creator of a data-driven, community-oriented environment where stakeholders have a voice. Tanisha feels blessed to continue her educational journey as a Denby Tar, cherishing the gift of waking up every day ready to serve, educate, and prepare young souls for their unique journeys.