Ms. Byrd Named Permanent Principal

Ms. Byrd Named Permanent Principal
Posted on 12/18/2017
Rachelle ByrdMs. Rachelle Byrd has been working as Acting Principal at Manchester Elementary since July. She replaced Theressa Prather after her resignation. Superintendent Karst Brandsma announced Ms. Byrd’s appointment as permanent principal at a Manchester Elementary staff meeting the morning of December 18. 

“Ms. Byrd hit the ground running when she stepped in as Acting Principal. It was an easy decision to make her role permanent,” commented Superintendent Brandsma. “I’ve been impressed with her ability to bring staff together for the common goal of educating the students at Manchester.”

Over the last fourteen years, Ms. Byrd served as an Instructional Specialist and Head Teacher at Mullenix Ridge Elementary and also an Instructional Coach and classroom teacher. 

Ms. Byrd served four years in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bridge as a Gunner’s Mate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University Southeast and obtained her Master in Teaching and Administration Internship at City University.