Welcome to 8th Grade Science!

My name is Kari Manley and I am so happy to have you in OUR science class this year!  This is my sixth year here at EMS and I am so proud to be a part of the Erwin family.  

I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and graduated from UNC Charlotte with a bachelor's degree in Middle Grades Education, concentrating in Science and Language Arts and a minor degree in Children's Literature and Childhood Studies.  

My husband is a Paramedic for Buncombe County and grew up in Highlands and in Asheville.  We actually met at college and I relocated here in 2012.  Two years ago, we welcomed our first little Manley.  Her name is Harlyn and we are pretty sure she's the best baby we've ever raised.

When I'm not chasing Harlyn around the house picking up toys, I enjoy hiking, camping, yoga, reading, and just being lazy if I can be.  I also really enjoy photography!  There's something really cool about the idea of freezing a moment in time...  

Please feel free to contact me with any of your concerns or questions.  I can't wait to get to know each of you in OUR classroom.  I have a feeling that this is going to be a great year!  

Let's go, Class of 2023!!!