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      Nema Manuel Principal


    Dear Heather Hills Mustang Family and Community,

    My name is Nema Manuel and I serve as Principal of Heather Hills Elementary School.  I began my teaching career at Heather Hills and also worked in Montgomery County Public Schools.  As a lifelong educator,  I enjoy working with students and watching them grow into learners,  thinkers and problem solvers.  I love learning and applying new information and skills.   Professional development,  podcasts and books are my favorite learning methods, at this time.  As learning evolves, so do my preferred learning methods.  

    My philosophy is that all children can learn and achieve.  Our roles as educators are to spark curiosity, build student confidence, facilitate learning and celebrate student successes.    

    • Curiosity is the entry point to learning.   Many students are naturally curious and others need experiences to ignite their curiosity.  

    • Learning is an exercise that requires modeling and practice.  We build student confidence by providing problem solving skills that can be applied to a variety of problems.  Students will become more confident in their own skills and abilities over time. 

    • Educators facilitate learning through lessons and activities. I often remind students that adults do not have all the answers.  

    • Struggles, challenges and problem solving build character and life lessons.  We celebrate overcoming challenges and showing improvement.  Celebrate success!

    Goals for Heather Hills Elementary School

    • Create a learning environment that promotes problem solving and thinking skills

    • Encourage students to learn from mistakes and see them as opportunities

    • Prepare students for jobs that have not been created yet

    The partnership between home and school is important.  When we work together,  our children will only succeed.

    • Ensure you receive and read the weekly Principal’s Post for schoolwide information 

    • Ensure your contact information is up to date in SchoolMax

    • Share your feedback with me directly.  Send me an email or call.  

    • If you have questions,  ask me directly.  I am here to help.  

    Our theme for this school year is Heather Hills Mustangs; Stronger Together.  

    Nema Manuel