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At Manteo Middle School we believe that every child matters and our goal is to instill that belief in themselves and to eliminate barriers and obstacles that would prevent students from realizing their full potential. Our mission is to prepare students to be responsible, thoughtful, respectful, independent, creative, and to encourage them and to build their self-worth.  It is vital that we provide students the opportunities and tools to build those skills that will help them navigate the complexity of life successfully. Middle -School is a very important part of a child’s developmental history. It is this crucial time where students begin to think about their futures and dream about the possibilities. MMS is proud of its superior teachers and staff, who are dedicated to providing the  guidance and support all students need to be successful.   
We live in a unique and wonderful area; our students are fortunate to be a part of such a close knit, yet diverse, community.  As a resident of Manteo, I am overwhelmed by the community support and appreciate the families that make our school amazing. Thank you to every person and business who has contributed and supported our school. We invite you to continue to be a part of our school community and if you are new to it, we hope that you consider becoming involved. I look forward to a wonderful year! 
Tami Harper | Principal 

Assistant Principal

It is with great pleasure and honor that I serve as the Assistant Principal of Manteo Middle School. Manteo Middle School is built on a strong sense of tradition, pride, and community. I hope to add to the continued success of the school, its staff, and its students. The leadership team and I are committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning environment that offers students a wide array of unique learning opportunities.

During my career in education, I have served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, curriculum coordinator, digital integration specialist, and assistant principal. I hold a BA in English and Secondary teaching and two MA's in Instructional Technology and Educational Leadership.

I am originally from Charleston, South Carolina but have called the Outer Banks home for the last two years. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, spending time on the water, and walking my two dogs: Banks and Koa.

Looking forward to a great year!

Grady Edwards

Contact Principal Tami Harper

Tami Harper
(252) 473-5549 ext 1201

Contact Assistant Principal Grady Edwards

Grady Edwards

Assistant Principal 

(252)473-5549 ext 1202