Phone: 254-336-1338


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Nicola Gardere- Assistant Principal

Hello, students, parents and community members. My name is Nicola Myers Gardere and I proudly serve as the Assistant Principal at Manor Middle School in Killeen Independent School District (KISD). I am a Canadian Citizen who moved to Texas 20 years ago via the United States Army. My family and I have fallen in love with Texas and have decided to make it our home. I am the proud mother of two boys, Gerald; who earned his degree in Information Systems Technology and Andre who is pursuing a course of study leading to Sports Management. He is currently in his JR year in college. I am also the proud grandmother to a sassy 3 year old Londae.

 My teaching career began in 1999 in Belton, TX at the elementary level and continued in KISD at Live Oak Ridge Middle School where I served as a Special Education teacher, Homeless Program Contact and Special Education Department Chairperson. I believe in the power of education and I know that strong leadership is a critical to student achievement and school-wide success.

I am a self-motivated, innovative, organized and diligent worker who knows how to follow and how to lead. I firmly believe that campus leadership is paramount when it comes to molding students into productive citizens in our community. I will continue making a positive impact on students’ academic achievement and a lifelong love for learning.

I bring to the team a commitment to excellence and dedication to student achievement. I look forward to a productive and successful school year