Upper School History – Mrs. Emily Howerton and Mrs. Kara Manning

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Mrs. Howerton

I attended the University of Missouri – Columbia and graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Social Studies Education in 2006.  I went on to teach at Clinton High School and Clinton Middle School.  I earned a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration from William Woods College in 2010.  I have taught a variety of Social Science courses and have coached volleyball at the Varsity level.

I am married to Paul Howerton and he currently is employed full time with the Missouri National Guard.  We have three boys; Gavin, Liam and Deacon.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching Mizzou sports and shopping.

Mrs. Kara Manning

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 the teachers by calling 660-890-2111.