Mrs. Christin Ellis is a proud graduate of Manchester High School and a Lancer for Life. She earned her B.A. in English with a minor in education from Duke University. She has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After teaching for 2 years in North Carolina, she returned to Manchester to teach English in 1994. She became the Dean of Students in 2008, and Assistant Principal in 2011. She was named Principal in 2016. This will be her 28th year working at Manchester. She has devoted her entire career to the Manchester community because she believes in the power of education to unlock opportunities and transform lives. Mrs. Ellis is grateful for the loving support of her wonderful husband, Rob.
(804) 739-6275 ext. 5101
Jesse Ault earned his Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Juniata College and his Master of Education in Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. He taught English at the middle and high school levels in Westmoreland County, Alexandria City, and King George County and was an assistant principal at Essex Intermediate School before moving to the Richmond area and joining the Lancer Family as the Associate Principal at Manchester High School. This will be Mr. Ault’s twentieth year in education, and sixth year as a school administrator. He is excited to work with the students, families, and staff who are part of our Lancer Family, and looking forward to supporting the growth of all of our Lancers.
When he is not at work, Mr. Ault enjoys spending time with his fiancee, Heather, and their children Sophie, Allie, Breann, and David.
(804) 739-6275 ext. 5118
Stuart Spangler began his education career in Chesterfield at Meadowbrook High School, where he taught English, eventually earning a master’s degree in administration and supervision from the University of Virginia. After serving as a dean of students at Meadowbrook, Stuart joined Manchester as an assistant principal. He is passionate about students and spreadsheets in no particular order and looks forward to dedicating his time and energy to both. At home, Mr. Spangler is a proud fiancé and a father of a young daughter.
(804) 739-6275 ext. 5144
David Garrison earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Virginia Tech (2008) and earned a Master of Teaching in Social Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (2011) and a Master of Education in Administration from the University of Virginia (2019). Mr. Garrison taught US History and was the Social Studies Department Chair at Midlothian High School prior to becoming an administrator at Manchester. Mr. Garrison grew up in the Manchester community and graduated from Manchester High School (Class of 2004). When he is not at school, Mr. Garrison enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsay, and their two children Eloise and Gus.
(804) 739-6275 ext. 5121
Wyatt Hicks earned his Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Sports Administration from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2008) where he was a scholarship football player. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University (2018). Mr. Hicks is beginning his 13th year in education and has previously worked as a Law Enforcement Officer. This will be Mr. Hicks’ 1st full year as an Assistant Principal at Manchester HS after previously serving as the Dean of Students at Monacan High School. He served the communities of Hanover County and King William county as a Special Education Teacher before becoming an administrator.
Mr. Hicks is a sports enthusiast and avid UNC Tarheel fan. When away from the school setting he enjoys spending time with his wife Rebecca and 11 year old daughter Bailey.
Amanda Lucker earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Teaching in Social Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (2015) and a Master of Education in Administration from the University of Virginia (2023). Ms. Lucker taught Social Studies as well as coached Volleyball and Softball at Cosby High School before becoming an Administrator at Manchester. When not at school, Ms. Lucker enjoys spending time outdoors with her wife Lindsey and their dog, Sokka.
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Mr. Woodle earned his B.A. in Social Studies from Elon University. He has been in education for 33 years, three as DSA and thirty years as a teacher. This will be his 28th year at Manchester. He is excited about being a part of another year in the Manchester Community. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife (Laura), two sons (Gregory & Ryan) and his grandson (River).
(804) 739-6275 ext. 5112