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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!

Highest Integrity

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.

James Ellerbrock

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.

Velma Wilson
Educational Consultant

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

A proven record of educational leadership for scholars.