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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 

Welcome to new Assistant Principal

I have been in K-8 education since 2001, both in Florida and North Carolina. During this time, I have been an elementary teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, and instructional coach. Since 2011, I have been an administrator in Pitt, Greene, Edgecombe, and Dare County Schools. I earned a Bachelors of Elementary Education, a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction, a Masters in School Administration, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from ECU. I come from a family of educators and school employees and have two daughters. I am excited to bring my skills and passion for education to school and to work with you as a partner to ensure the success of our MMS students!

Contact Principal Tami Harper

Tami Harper
Principal
(252) 473-5549 ext 1201

Contact Assistant Principal Shannon Castillo

Shannon Castillo

Assistant Principal 

(252)473-5540 ext 1202