Royce Avery, Ed.D.
Manor Independent School District
With over 30 years of experience in Texas public education, Dr. Avery has held such positions as Special Education Instructor, Athletic Coach, and Middle School Principal. After his time as Principal, Dr. Avery held several district-level administrative positions, including Superintendent in Aransas Pass ISD and Area Superintendent in El Paso ISD.
Dr. Avery joined Manor ISD as Superintendent in June 2016. Since then, he has implemented significant programmatic changes at every level of the district. Expanding on the success of Manor New Tech High School, Dr. Avery implemented New Tech curriculum at the elementary and middle school levels as well. Manor ISD is now the only district in the state offering K-12 New Tech curriculum.
Dr. Avery initiated Manor ISD’s first Fine Arts academies at two elementary schools and one middle school. In addition, he set three other elementary schools and a middle school on the path to International Baccalaureate certification. Under his leadership every Manor ISD middle and elementary school has received a new focus, offering families choice within the district.
Since coming to the district, Dr. Avery has also created innovative learning spaces, including Manor New Tech Middle, which is an open concept campus with very few walls to encourage collaboration. The district’s new Senior High School will launch in the summer bringing a new educational space unlike any other in Central Texas. An expansion of Manor New Tech High School is also slated to open to students in the fall of 2018, virtually doubling the school’s capacity.
Dr. Avery believes that the key to educational outcomes is great leadership, and he looks forward to more innovative practices in the 2018-19 school year.