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Mrs. Kayla Manning

My name is Kayla Manning, I grew up in Oak Grove Missouri and graduated from there in May 2011. I currently live in Climax Springs Missouri with my family which is at the Lake of the Ozarks. I have been married since September of 2014 to Aaron Manning and we have 3 beautiful boys. Our son's names are Wyatt (6), Weston (5), and Wilder (3). They are definitely the center of my world and I am sure you will hear me talk about them a lot! We are also Foster Parents and have different children in and out of our home so our lives stay pretty busy, but we love it! 

I have been working in Education since 2014. I started off working as a Special Education Paraprofessional and have worked with students with various needs and at various ages. I also coached Cheer at my previous school for 3 years which I loved and would love to do again once my children are older. I completed two Associates Degrees at State Fair Community College in 2017 and my Bachelors Degree at Central Methodist University in 2018. I am now pursuing my Masters Degree in Literacy from Missouri State University. I worked at Smith-Cotton High School for my first 2 years but now I am excited to continue teaching at Buffalo High School! 


You can contact me through email at or through phone at 417-345-2223 ext. 3158.