Kara Manning

7th and 8th Grade Social Studies

I earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Kansas in 2000 and began counseling troubled youth. I then received an opportunity to teach at a Christian school where I discovered my passion for teaching and pursued my Master’s degree in Education. I have taught 1st, and 2nd grade as well as middle school reading. After having children I worked as a grant writer for school systems and non-profits and became active in community volunteer work. I am excited to be back in the classroom teaching upper school history.

Outside of school I enjoy reading, volunteer activities, and spending time with friends. My most enjoyable activity is spending time with my husband JD and our three children, Kade, Colten, and Brynn. We have been blessed by their education and spiritual growth here at CCA.

You may contact Mrs. Manning by calling 660-890-2111 or