November 10, 2017
Nov. 10, 2017—Mike Maness, principal at Spillane Middle School, was named the new principal at Cypress Ranch High School on Nov. 10. Maness replaces Bob Hull, who will retire in December.
Maness has 24 years of experience in education, beginning as a teacher at Hairgrove Elementary School. He served in that role for six years before moving into administration, serving five years as an assistant principal at Ault Elementary School.
In 2004, Maness was promoted to the principal at Jowell Elementary School, spending three years there before he moved to Warner Elementary School for five years. He was named the principal at Spillane in 2012.
During his career, Maness has received extensive training in a variety of programs, including Quantum Learning, Breakthrough Training and Building Better Relationships. He has also attended the Texas Association of School Administrators Transformational Leadership Academy.
Maness received his bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University and his Master of Education from Sam Houston State University. He is currently enrolled at Lamar University and is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership.
“Words cannot express how truly honored I am to serve the students, staff and community of Cypress Ranch High School,” Maness said. “I am excited to begin my journey as a Cypress Ranch Mustang and am proud to be a part of such a dynamic learning community. I look forward to embracing the traditions that have been established and am excited to create new memories each and every day.”