Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Yanisha Mann
Ms. Mann has enjoyed a successful career in public education spanning over 15 years in North Carolina. She began leading Washington County Schools in September 2017. Prior to this she has served as an educational consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, managing the statewide instructional improvement system, learning management system, and digital content. In addition, since 2014, she has also served as a principal mentor for the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA 2.0) through North Carolina State University, coaching principals on the application of technology in their schools. Prior to her current positions, Ms. Mann served as the director of Home Base, secondary curriculum and the global schools coordinator (2014-2016) and as a principal (2013-2014) for the Edgecombe County Public Schools. Ms. Mann also previously served as a principal, assistant principal, and instructional technology specialist for the Washington County Schools (2007-2013). She began her career in public education as a 5th grade teacher in Roper, North Carolina.
Ms. Mann has an impressive academic background as well, including a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which she attended as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She went on to obtain master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction and educational administration from Grand Canyon University. In 2020 she is looking forward to the completion of her doctorate as an ECU Pirate!
The best part for Ms. Mann is that she is back home helping her own community to reach new heights! WC Pride!