Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Meet Marie Manning - Woman of Distinction 2011

Marie Manning is a newly elected member of the St. Clair County Board of Education. She began her career as a public school teacher, was promoted to principal and later was named superintendent of education. In 2006, Manning became head of enrollment services at Jefferson State Community College’s Pell City site.

She is a member of the Pell City Rotary Club, the Pell City Chamber of Commerce and is on the board of Leadership St. Clair County. She served as president and treasurer of the St. Clair County Educational Foundation, and is on the advisory committee for the YWCA of Central Alabama Domestic Violence Center of St. Clair County.

Among her awards, Manning has been named District VI Superintendent and Alabama PALS Educator of the Year. She was nominated for Pell City “Citizen of the Year” and was named Delta Kappa Gamma’s Key Woman Educator.

Manning received her B.S. degree in biology and her master’s in instructional media, both from Jacksonville State University. She has her N-12 Principalship Certification from The University of Alabama.

Manning states, “I have realized that hard work is necessary to make a life, whether it is our personal, professional or spiritual relationships.”

Manning will be recognized at the East Alabama Women of Distinction luncheon on March 24. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit