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NVJDCS Teachers and Staff

Dr. Jamila M. Mannie

Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is pleased to welcome Dr. Jamila Mannie as the new principal at the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention School (NVJDS). In her role, Dr. Mannie will supervise and administer the education program at NVJDS, determining how to enhance the student's educational experience and classroom performance, while ensuring compliance with detention home standards and state and federal policies and procedures.

Dr. Mannie accepted her new role with ACPS after having served as the K-12 principal and an assistant principal at Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) over the course of 11 years. During her tenure at PGCPS, Dr. Mannie established a data-driven and equity-focused, collaborative school culture, leveraging internal leadership capacity and strengths of instructional staff to meet or exceed district strategic goals. She also created a multi-tiered, multi-disciplinary intervention program that addressed the academic, social and behavioral needs of all enrolled students.

Previously at Durham Public Schools, Dr. Mannie served as the director of programs, exceptional children and also had worked as a special education instructional specialist for PGCPS. At the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center, she was an outreach counselor II and at Fairfax County Public Schools served as a special education teacher/assistant principal.

Dr. Mannie earned her Bachelor of Human Sciences degree in family relations and childhood development from North Carolina Central University. She received her Master of Education in 

special education: learning and emotional disabilities PreK-21 from George Mason University and a postgraduate professional endorsement in administration and supervision PreK-12 at the University of Virginia. She earned her Doctor of Education degree in educational administration and leadership from Walden University.

Dr. Mannie is recognized as a founding cohort member of School-Based Equity Leaders, as she helped to establish educational equity norms that influence teaching practices and impact student learning. She was also nominated principal for the School Leaders Network (SLN); a Professional Leadership Community (PLC) established to develop innovative strategies to increase student achievement in underserved school communities.

She holds a Maryland educators state certificate, administrator I and II and is a Gallup StrengthFinders certified coach. Dr. Mannie assumed her new role at ACPS, effective Dec. 5, 2022.