Meet Our Senior Leadership Team
The purpose of the Senior Leadership Team is to develop org-wide strategy, culture, and outcomes.
Dr. Manning has been named Airways Teacher of the Year, was featured in the Tennessee Education Association’s training video, “Leadership Series,” and has led a host of leadership teams and professional development series. Moreover, Dr. Manning has been a distinguished lecturer at Christian Brothers University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Memphis City School’s Teaching and Learning Academy, Urban Education Center, and adjunct professor for Performance Learning Systems in conjunction with Christian Brothers University.
Dr. Manning earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Secondary Education with concentrations and certifications in Economics and U.S. and World History. He also completed a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. While completing his Doctorate at Trevecca, his dissertation on single gender education earned him the coveted Trevecca Nazarene University’s Dissertation Award.
Dr. Manning resides in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife, Lequite, and two sons, Miller and Maxwell. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and supporting the development of children.
Over a span of nearly three decades, Ms. Cincore has served in a number of roles, including Elementary Teacher, grades 1-6, Resident Principal, Founding Principal at Journey East Academy, formerly Aspire East Academy, Summer School Principal, ELA Common Core State Coach, graduate of the Relay National Principal Academy Fellow Program, and a GASL and Ryan Fellowship Principal Mentor. Mrs. Cincore was also named Teacher of the Year in Louisiana.
Mrs. Cincore states, “Educating our youth is a calling and I am excited to serve.” She also understands the importance of walking alongside teammates to help them achieve their goals.
Mrs. Cincore is a wife of almost 3 decades and is the mother of two wonderful children.
Mrs. Cincore’s motto is “Stay positive, maintain communication, and do the right thing
of special education experience. Monicah began in 2016 as a Program Manager with Aspire
Public Schools in which she developed five Moderate/Severe programs based on evidence-based
practices. She has facilitated 500+ conflict IEP resolution meetings to support families of students
with disabilities and developed a scope and sequence of content and leader training for Principals,
School Psychologists, Teachers and parents. Monicah is excited about the opportunity to lead our
Special Populations and Student Services Team and to serve at Journey Community Schools in