A.F. Bridges School System Administrator of the Year goes to Superintendent Jason Manuel

Germantown, TN—October 9, 2017—Germantown Municipal Schools is proud to announce that our own Superintendent Jason Manuel has been selected as the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s (TSSAA) A.F. Bridges School System Administrator of the Year for the West Tennessee District.
Tennessee includes nine separate districts—ours includes over 70 public, private, and charter schools that compete at the state level. 
The A.F. Bridges award is intended to reward schools, coaches, and programs to display good sportsmanship throughout the season.  Under the umbrella of awards, they recognize a school system administrator, principal, athletic director, officials, and coaches each year. 
The School System Administrator of the Year is given to an individual who “displays the high ideals of integrity and ethics and for the examples of citizenship and sportsmanship”.
Athletic Director Chad Becker echoes the recognition given by the TSSAA—noting that Superintendent Manuel is incredibly supportive of the programs and players at Houston High School. 

“All great leadership originates with empathy and Superintendent Manuel has shown time and time again how much respect and care he has for our program. He has a profound esteem for the discipline and sacrifice these athletes and coaches demonstrate in representing our school district,” said Becker.  
More importantly, Becker also recognized the Superintendent’s commitment to increasing emphasis on community in the athletic programming.  “He has always recognized that all great leadership is built on trust and his emphasis on not only athletic excellence but also maintaining an ethical standard is a large reason that we continue to excel,” said Chad Becker.

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