Victoria Manning School Board At-Large, City of Virginia Beach
Mrs. Victoria (Vicky) Manning grew up in a hard working family on a small farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Even though her parents were not well educated, they did emphasize high standards of accountability and hard work. Teachers also enforced a strong work ethic in her public school. It was not easy, but Vicky paid for her own college education and became the first in her family to receive a Bachelor's degree (Old Dominion University). She is currently a Realtor and Community Volunteer.
Vicky's husband is a 30 year retired Naval Officer (USNA graduate) and she is proud to represent and support military families in our schools. School life can be challenging for families who move frequently or have a parent deployed. We need to partner with our military to provide proper assistance and opportunities to our military students and families. Students with special needs are also a priority to Vicky. She grew up with an uncle who had Down Syndrome and served in a guardianship role for him. Vicky's uncle was never given the opportunity to be educated and she feels it is imperative that all students are given the opportunity to be educated and taught based on their ability level.
Being active and outdoors is important to Vicky and her family. Through her athletic endeavors she has learned what it takes to succeed: motivation and dedication. Vicky is an avid distance runner and has completed an ultramarathon (62 miles), 8 marathons including qualifying for the Boston Marathon and numerous half marathons. She is also a former volleyball player, triathlete and enjoys supporting her sons in track, volleyball, and wrestling. Promoting a healthy, active lifestyle for our young folks has been a priority for Vicky. She and her family are very active in their church and community.
In the Nov 2016 election, Mrs. Manning won the At-Large seat and was honored to be chosen by the people of Virginia Beach to serve on the School Board. She also won re-election in 2020 to serve a second term.
Mrs. Manning values input from community members, teachers, parents and students on issues which concern you! Please let her know your concerns and suggestions for solutions to improve our schools! firstname.lastname@example.org or campaign questions: email@example.com.
Work and Volunteer Experience: Casualty Claims Adjuster Church Administrator Business Owner Realtor & Property Manager "Girls on the Run" Coach Youth Fitness Camp Director Parent Elementary School Volunteer Boy Scouts of America Committee Member & Merit Badge Counselor Children's Ministry Director Women's Ministry Leader Mission Team Leader Wrestling Mom & Volunteer for Great Neck Wrestling Club
Isaiah 40:31: but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.