Phone: 706.769.3235 ext. 1423


Degrees and Certifications:

Specialist in Elementary Education- University of West Georgia Master of Science in Elementary Reading and Mathematics - Walden University Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education- University of South Carolina Aiken Gifted Endorsement ESOL Endorsement

Mrs. Jennifer Manders


Welcome to 5th Grade!

My name is Jennifer Manders, and I am excited about the new school year.  Most importantly, I am delighted to be your teacher.  It is going to be a fun year of growing and learning, and I promise to be there to help and support you in any way possible.    

I am from a small town in South Carolina.  I moved to Georgia in 2009.   My husband, Chad, and I live in Watkinsville.  We have one son, Maddox, who is a 7th grader at Malcom Bridge Middle.  

In addition to Oconee County, I have taught in South Carolina as well as both Gwinnett and Columbia counties in Georgia.  I recently attended graduate school.  First, earning my Master's degree in 2020, followed by my Specialist degree in 2021.  I have been teaching for 22 years, and I am known for my enthusiasm and genuine love of teaching and learning. 

In addition to teaching and learning, I love to read, cook, and spend time with my family.  This is going to be a great year, and I look forward to working with you.