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What our supporters are saying
As part of the vision where “Excellence is the standard” in Manor, I believe my experience will take us higher in this journey. We can do this with “Transparency”, “Integrity” and “Excellence” By bringing together students, teachers, staff, families, and the entire community, we can create a school district with everyone reaching their potential.
Together we can achieve more!
Mary is a wonderful person who has the highest integrity. I’ve known her for nearly 50 years,
and have always known her to be a confident and strong woman.
A True Servant Leader
Dr. Mary L. Thomas is a true servant leader. Her life’s work and career has been defined by helping others. As an educator she has excelled in her roles as teacher, administrator, and director. Her goals have always been to support and assist in the development of her students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Dr. Thomas’s contributions to education have been recognized and awarded on local, state, national, and global levels. She is a sought after presenter and trainer of school district personnel and school boards on those issues that impact education.
Dr. Thomas is the founding president of the Austin Area Alliance of Black School Educators. A national organization devoted to providing educational opportunities for all students especially children of color. To this day, Dr. Thomas has served as an elected officer on the local, state, and national boards of the Alliance of Black School Educators. Because of her dedication and initiative, other educators in the surrounding Austin school districts are endeavoring to emulate her work.
Dr. Thomas’s leadership role in her church has provided opportunities to assist in the growth and development of churches and schools in other struggling communities in Haiti and South Africa. Through her travels and outreach, she has gained insights that have been beneficial in supporting the educational needs of all children.
As a member of the Manor ISD school board, Dr. Mary L. Thomas will bring to the district the knowledge, experience, and dedication that will assist in moving the Manor schools to the next level.
Elected Officials and Community Advocates
Hon. Celia Israel Fmr. State Rep
Hon. Annette LoVoi Fmr. AISD Trustee
Hon. Leslie Pool Austin City Council Member D7
Hon. Velva Price Travis County District Clerk
Hon. Jeffrey Richard Fmr. ACC Trustee
Hon. Geoff Rips Fmr. AISD Trustee
Hon. Paul Saldana Fmr. AISD Trustee
Hon. Brigid Shea Travis County Commissioner Pct. 2
Hon. Karen Sonleitner Fmr. Travis County Commissioner
Hon. Kathie Tovo Austin City Council Member D9
Hon. Jeff Travillion Travis County Commissioner Pct. 1
Hon. LaTisha Anderson AISD Trustee D1
Hon. Cindy Anderson Fmr. AISD Trustee
Hon. Tamala Barksdale Fmr. AISD Trustee
Hon. Cheryl Bradley Fmr. AISD Trustee
Hon. Cecelia Burke Fmr. Travis County Assessor Collector.
Hon. Sheryl Cole State Representative TX D-46
Hon. Lee Cooke Fmr. Mayor of Austin
Hon. Dr. Ted Gordon Fmr. AISD Trustee
Hon. Gina Hinojosa State Representative TX D-49
Hon. Ora Houston Fmr. Austin City Council Member D1