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New assoc. superintendent for COE

From page B1 | May 13, 2013 | 6 Comments



“Education is the key lever to kids being able to meet their potential,” said Ed Manasala, EdD. On July 1, Manansala will become the new Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for the El Dorado County Office of Education as Jeremy Meyers, the current Associate Superintendent, becomes the County Superintendent.

Education as the key to reaching potential is something Manansala learned from his Filipino parents. “Education was important to my parents and they provided a quality education for me and my siblings,” said Manansala. Growing up in the Napa Valley where he was familiar with the mix of rural, small town and upscale communities, Manansala said El Dorado County felt like coming home.

“You can sense the depth in a small community. It’s both a privilege and a responsibility to work in El Dorado County and continue the good work that Dr. Barber and her team have laid out.

“My mother-in-law is a nurse at Marshall Hospital and my brother and sister-in-law live in El Dorado Hills, so we come up all the time to visit,” said Manansala. “El Dorado County is a beautiful place. We really enjoy it.”

Manansala, 43, is currently the interim chief of staff for the Sacramento City Unified School District  and lives in Rancho Cordova with his wife of 18 years, DeAnne, and two of his three children — Nina, 14, and Josh, 16. A third child is attending UCLA.

Prior to Sacramento City Unified, Manansala served as principal, director of strategic partnerships and superintendent of St. Hope Public Schools in Sacramento. “That’s how I got to know the County Office of Education and Vicki Barber — through the partnership with the County Office of Education and our charter schools.”

When the opportunity  for the Associate Superintendent’s job came up, Manansala was eager to apply. ”This little county office is known for its high standard of service and excellence, its innovation and the high level of support to parents, children and school systems. I wanted to be part of that quality team.”

Manansala started in school counseling and social work with Sacramento City Unified School District before moving to St. Hope and later served as principal of Sacramento High School. ” I co-taught a couple of literacy and world geography courses while I was principal and that allowed me to get a better perspective of the practice of teaching.”

He has been involved in education programs and initiatives at the local, state and national level through Sacramento’s city-wide initiative to increase reading proficiency by third grade, the College of Readiness Program and  the High Performing Schools Initiative which is working to ensure that every child has access to education at high performing schools.

In addition, Governor Brown’s new local control funding formula for schools  will impact all school systems in California, said Manansala. “The County Office of Education will be in a key position to determine how this will impact the school districts it serves and supports. These three key factors are happening all at the same time and will affect every aspect of education.”

Like the current Associate Superintendent Jeremy Meyers, Manansala enjoys distance running. “Jeremy has already introduced me to some of his running trails,” said Manansala. “Running and spending time with family and friends is what renews me.”

Manansala will be attending a Common Core symposium hosted by the El Dorado County Office of Education in June before starting his new job on July 1.

Contact Wendy Schultz at 530 344-5069 or Follow @wschultzMtDemo on Twitter.


Discussion | 6 comments

  • EldoradoMay 13, 2013 - 10:37 am

    Mr. Manansala and Mr. Meyers may be wonderful educators and I wish nothing but the best for them. However, I do not like it when an elected official, elected for a four year term, decides in the third year to retire and appoint (not elect) his or her successor. This person then becomes the "Incumbent" at the next election with a huge chance of being elected for that reason alone. Unless there are medical or other serious circumstances, if a person is elected to a term, he or she should serve out the term as promised (no candidate ever said, "Elect me for four years, but after three I am going to retire and appoint someone else to finish out my term."). People always complain about the "Good Old Boys," but that is exactly what this is.

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  • EvelynMay 13, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    (1) Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Vicki Barber promise to complete her term if re-elected? (2) COMMON CORE EDUCATION: "Obama Bribes States to Adopt National Education Curriculum" - HERE - “This district-level program is a full-scale assault on state sovereignty,” explains the group Truth in American Education, which opposes the Common Core plan. “It is a power-grab through which the federal government will skirt citizens’ elected statewide bodies and negotiate directly with school districts to embrace federal policy. It will also undermine the state governmental structure by grouping school districts together on policy decisions and thereby making it more difficult for the group to disengage from federal programming.” Indeed, among the many controversies swirling around the shadowy plan, the brazen attack on state and local authority has caused the greatest uproar. Allowing out-of-touch federal bureaucrats to decide what material children in, say, Kansas, should be learning, critics say, is a recipe for disaster akin to putting all of one’s metaphorical eggs in one basket. Experts have also slammed the “one-size-fits-all” approach while noting that the scheme goes against America’s long tradition of local governance.

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  • EvelynMay 18, 2013 - 11:31 am

    "California Bill to Make Bribery Legal for UC Officials Passes Through Committee" - HERE: UPDATE: A.B. 173 passed the floor. The public California university system, known as one of the best in the world for its world- class institutions such as the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Los Angeles, has now introduced a system that actually corrupts the nature of the educational institution and might see a decline in academic credibility in upcoming years.

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  • DB SmithMay 18, 2013 - 11:57 am

    Evelyn, under the influence, guidance and control of the progressive left, academic credibility in most of our universities has been evident for along time. When a professor can get away with instructing and encouraging students that it is OK for the Black Panther Party to intimidate voters at a polling booth then for me that immediately erases any trust in that institution. Lack of credibility isn't just at the University level. It begins very early and is very obvious in the public school system.

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  • EvelynMay 18, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    DB: And now we have Common Core Education. Is anyone even asking what it is? (It's "education", so it must be good.)

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  • ShelleyJuly 23, 2013 - 8:24 pm

    As the name goes, the idea is to make a successful attempt at Dieting 2013. One of the reasons we, as a result are tiredness and dizziness.

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