•  A Message from Dr. Nicole Cockrell
    I am excited to serve this year as the principal at Mannsdale Upper Elementary. Before becoming the principal, I had the pleasure of serving as the assistant principal and literacy specialist for Mannsdale Upper Elementary for the past eight years.
    I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Delta State University. I also completed my Master's and Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction from Mississippi College. I recently defended my dissertation and earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership.  
    My husband, Demetrous, and I have three children, Demetrous, Jr., Cameron, and Caitlin, who keep us busy. We enjoy bowling, playing miniature golf, swimming, hanging out, watching movies, and laughing. One of my favorite pastimes is reading and researching everything involving education. I do read for pleasure too! 😃
    I look forward to working with you to ensure your child's success. 
    It is truly a great day to be a Maverick! Especially at Mannsdale Upper Elementary School!
    Nicole Cockrell, Ed.D.
    Mannsdale Upper adopted a Vision statement, a Mission statement, and a motto.  We feel that the mission, vision, and motto exemplify who we are and where we want to go in the future.

    Mannsdale Upper Elementary School will strive to maintain the highest standard of integrity while developing character and preparing students academically, socially, emotionally, and physically to build a strong foundation for success in all aspects of life. We will provide an enriching education with high expectations in a safe environment, working in partnership with our families, our community, and every person that enters our school.


              Mannsdale Upper Elementary School is a learning community committed to building healthy minds, bodies, and character in a safe and caring environment.



    M- Motivating Minds 
    U- Uniting Communities 
    E - Establishing Character
    S - Strengthening Bodies