Tina Thomas-Manning

Executive Director & Founder

Tina Thomas-Manning is the Executive Director and founder of Inspire Elementary School. Inspire Elementary School was founded on the belief that all students can and will learn at maximum levels only when they are engaged in a collaborative culture of trust, dignity, respect, and inclusivity.

Thomas-Manning formerly served as a high school English teacher, English Adjunct, and visiting instructor. After leading one of Ohio’s high-achieving, high-poverty middle schools for 6 years, Thomas-Manning served in various local and state leadership roles, including district superintendent, Associate Superintendent for K-12 Public Instruction at the Ohio Department of Education and as a BRIGHT Leadership Coach. 

Thomas-Manning has provided leadership development for teachers and leaders in areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and organizational change management. She has spent her career utilizing her experiences to grow and develop students, teachers, and leaders. She has made numerous professional contributions as a speaker and presenter, both locally and nationally.

Tina Thomas-Manning is a graduate from The Ohio State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Education.