Principal - Pamela Vickaryous
Mrs. Vickaryous is in her third year as Principal of Manatee Middle School. Her #1 goal is to support students and teachers as they strive for academic excellence. She believes all students can and will succeed with effective teacher collaboration, strong student engagement and close monitoring strategies.
As she enters her twenty-first year in education, Mrs. Vickaryous believes her experience as teacher and administrator in both elementary and middle school makes a difference for MMS. Prior to becoming an administrator, Mrs. Vickaryous was a Reading Specialist for a struggling school and a Regional Reading Coordinator for the Just Read, Florida office. In this role, she provided literacy-based professional development to reading coaches in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.
Mrs. Vickaryous earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University in 1995 and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Florida State University in 1996. She is a native Floridian who loves the beautiful environment of Southwest Florida. Mrs. Vickaryous has three daughters, one in high school, middle and elementary school.
|Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction- Jessica Duesler|
Mrs. Duesler is very excited to become a Hurricane and join the team at Manatee Middle School. She is a native of Naples and a graduate of Lely High School. She attended St. Thomas University where she played Softball. She is beginning her 13th year with CCPS. During her time with the district, she has taught Social Studies, ESE, and has been a head softball and Volleyball coach. Most recently she was an Assistant Principal at Lely High School.
She is looking forward to helping continue the positive direction MMS has been moving in. She and her family are excited to join the Manatee Community! Go Hurricanes! Mrs. Duesler will oversee all things Curriculum & Instruction.
Assistant Principal- Christina Zima
Ms. Zima was raised in Buffalo, New York. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Houghton College in English and Education in 2005, a Master's of English Education from SUNY at Buffalo in 2010, and then a Master's of Educational Leadership from American College of Education in 2013.
Ms. Zima started her teaching career in New York, teaching middle and high school English for five years. She then spent four years at Barron Collier High School, assuming a variety of roles from teacher, to Student Government Advisor, to testing coordinator before moving to Golden Gate High School in 2015 as testing coordinator.
Ms. Zima is very excited to begin her second year as part of the Manatee Middle team. She looks forward to working together with students and parents to ensure the success of each and every student at Manatee Middle. Her door is always open to student and parent questions and concerns.
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