Tricia McManus

Tricia McManus was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of South Florida. For seventeen years, she served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Hillsborough County Public Schools, six years of which she served as a turnaround principal in two high needs elementary schools, where she significantly advanced student outcomes and raised school grades, resulting in recognition from the Florida Department of Education. For eight years, she served as Executive Director of Leadership Development for Hillsborough County Public Schools. In this role, she provided training and support for school and district leaders and developed and oversaw the Hillsborough Principal Pipeline, a comprehensive talent management system for recruiting, selecting, hiring, developing and evaluating school leaders. She is now serving as Assistant Superintendent of Leadership, Professional Development, and School Transformation where she supports the professional learning of leaders, teachers, and instructional support staff and oversees improvement efforts of the district’s lowest performing schools.

The Annual Learning Forward Conference is the best professional development offered each year.  It allows you to personalize your learning and focus on what you need to continue growing.B

— Brian Faulkner

Best practice is modeled; there are topics for everyone who leads professional learning in a system, and you will leave with contacts, resources, and ideas that you will use.

— 2018 Attendee