Jason Manuel, the first superintendent of Germantown Municipal Schools, is a product of Germantown schools and has served as an educator in the community for the past 26 years.
Mr. Manuel attended Farmington Elementary School through 8th grade and then went on to graduate from Germantown High School in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1994, and then a Masters in Education in 1995. In 2009, he received his Education Specialist degree from Union University. He taught science at Houston High School from 1995-2008. During his time as a classroom instructor, he taught Horticulture, Environmental Science, Ecology, Biology, Journalism, and served as the assistant boys and girls soccer coach. In 2008, he became an assistant principal at Houston High School, and then in 2011, Mr. Manuel was named the principal of Houston Middle School.
In January 2014, Mr. Manuel was hired as the first Superintendent of Germantown Municipal Schools. Under his helm, the District has seen numerous achievements such as earning the highest district ACT average for in the state of TN for five consecutive years and has completed over $70 million dollars in capital improvements in our schools. For his exemplary work with community engagement, Mr. Manuel was awarded the 2017 National School Public Relations Association Award. He was also awarded the TSSAA A. F. Bridges Award for integrity and ethics. This year, in 2020, Mr. Manuel was recognized as the state’s Regional Superintendent of the Year by the TN Department of Education.
Looking forward to what the years will bring, Mr. Manuel continues to further the mission of preparing, inspiring, and empowering Germantown students to become life-long learners and socially responsible citizens.