Chief Academic Officer

Ms. McManus has been a school site leader at CNCA for the past nine years. She began as an Assistant Principal of the Harvard campus, now known as the Kayne Siart Campus, in 2007 and then became Principal of that campus in 2010, where she worked to build a school community that was rooted in a deep belief in our mission. As a result, the Kayne Siart Campus has earned the reputation of a high-performing campus both within our organization and across the state. Some of the accomplishments of the Kayne Siart Campus include winning the National Gold Gain EPIC award, being recognized as a California Distinguished School, and most recently, being awarded the 2016 GOAL award for their work in implementing a model special education program and being recognized as a 2016 California Gold Ribbon School.

Ms. McManus holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Michigan, a Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University, Northridge, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University.