Michael Maness graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1993 with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies. He taught 4thand 5th grade at Hairgrove Elementary School from 1993 - 1999. Mr. Maness earned his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Sam Houston State University in 1998 and joined the staff at Ault Elementary School where he served as an Assistant Principal from 1999 – 2004. In March of 2004, he was promoted to principal of Jowell Elementary School, a position he held until he moved in 2007 to open Warner Elementary School. Mr. Maness became part of the staff at Spillane Middle School in February 2012 where served as principal until he was given the opportunity to join the Mustang family in December 2017. He earned his superintendent certification through Lamar University and is currently enrolled and working to obtain his doctorate in educational leadership.