Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies Certification: Elementary Education Certification: Pre K- 4th Grade GT Certified

Mrs. Courtney Manning

 Welcome to our Watkins family! I am so excited about working with you and your child this year!

        Let me tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in San Diego, California and moved to Belton, Texas in 2006, where I attended the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. GO CRU! I married my husband, David, in 2010 and currently live in Fate. We have two sons, Hudson and Cohen. Hudson will be 9 in October and is in 3rd grade here at Watkins and Cohen is 4. They consume most of my free time, but when I get a "mommy day", I love getting pedicures and going to Target, Home Goods, & TJ Maxx! 

        This is my 14th year teaching at Watkins. I taught 3rd grade for five years and this will be my ninth year in Kindergarten and it is definitely my happy place! I absolutely love teaching and I am passionate about instilling a love for learning in my students and a desire for them to become life-long learners. I promise to make sure that your child has a wonderful kindergarten experience. I am dedicated to making this a successful year for all of us.

A few of my favorite things:
Restaurant- Chick Fil A, Zanatas, & Maggiano's 
Store- Target, Amazon, Home Goods/TJ Maxx
Color- Mint/Coral/Navy Blue
Hobby-  being a boy mom, baseball, getting pedicures & shopping
Drink- La Croix, Dr. Pepper, or Starbucks
If you would like to contact me, please e-mail me at or (972) 429-2580 Ext. 7136

My Conference Time: 
Monday - Friday: 10:05-11:00

 It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us.