“I am driven to design, found, and lead a charter school because I realize how important education is in the effort to change urban communities. Education is part of what evens out the playing field for many young students who dream to succeed.”

Christopher Manning wants every student who walks into his Buffalo middle school to be able to attend the college of their choice – a goal from which he will not back down.

Christopher spent twelve years in the US Air Force, serving in the United States, South Korea, Germany, Kuwait, and Japan. He stayed international when he became an educator – in addition to teaching middle school world history and language arts, he served as a Vice Principal, Founding Head of School, and Director at private international schools in Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan. With this experience, Christopher is uniquely positioned to create a culturally-sensitive school environment – one that energizes the community and changes the lives of all students.

Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Military Management from American Public University, a Master of Education from American Intercontinental University, an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University, a Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Doctorate of Management from Colorado Technical University.