PELLA — The Pella Community School District announced the hiring of Josh Manning for Pella CSD High School Principal. Josh, a long-time staff member at Pella Schools and the current Middle School Principal, has accepted the role as the leader of Pella High School beginning with the 2023-2024 school year.
Josh has been the Pella Middle School principal since 2011. He is married to Jessica Manning and has three sons, Michael (9th grade), Samuel (7th
grade), and Emmett (5th grade). Before coming to Pella, Josh was a principal in the Oskaloosa and Waukee School Districts. Prior to serving as an administrator, Josh taught in Waukee and Tri-County and coached football, basketball, and track.
In a statement released to the media, Manning said, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve as principal at Pella High School. The opportunity and challenge this role presents are invigorating, and I’m excited to get to know and work with the Pella High School staff. Leaving Pella Middle School after 12 years was not an easy decision for my family and me, because I love the staff and students, and there are great things happening there. I am confident the middle school’s momentum will continue. I’m honored to continue working with the students, staff, and our community in this journey of preparing Pella students to be great citizens who are college, career, and life ready.”
Pella Superintendent Greg Ebeling commented, “We are very pleased that Josh has accepted this new role at the High School. The leadership that he has provided the Middle School the last twelve years has made a difference for our district. I anticipate his leadership will make a great impact at the High School as well.”