Alfrieda L. Manson, Ed. D.

  • College: College of Education
  • Department: Teacher Education Academic Department
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Middle Grades Education
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Middle Grades Education (Master of Science in Education)

Name: Alfrieda Manson

Title: Coordinator of Middle Grades, Graduate Teacher Preparation Programs, and Clinical and Field Experiences

Date of Initial Appointment: August 7, 2007


October 2008
Doctor in Educational Leadership
Emphasis: Teacher Leadership
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.
Dissertation Title: The factors that encourage and discourage the retention of instructional coaches. R. Black, Chair.
Comprehensive areas: Cognitive Coaching, Peer Coaching, Literacy Coaching

March 2007
Education Specialist in Middle Grades
Emphasis: Teacher Leadership
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.

May 1994
Master of Arts in Middle Grades Education
Areas of Concentration: Science, Reading and Gifted Education
Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, Georgia.

February 1994
Middle Grades Certification- Language Arts, Social Studies

May 1991
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia


Coordinator of Middle Grades Teacher Preparation Program, Graduate Teacher Preparation Programs and Clinical and Field Experiences
Fort Valley State University
College of Education
Fort Valley (Peach County), Georgia

2007 – 2013        
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical and Field Experience
Fort Valley State University
College of Education (Field Placement and Teaching)
Fort Valley (Peach County), Georgia

2004 – 2007         
Instructional Coach (Title I)- Reading and Literacy
Bibb County School District, Macon, Georgia
Grades K – 8th (Teacher Support Specialist, Mentor, Staff Developer)
Macon (Bibb County), Georgia

2000 – 2004  
Regular & Gifted Education Teacher
Grades 6th– 8th grades (Science, Social Studies)
Macon (Bibb County), Georgia

2000 – 2001   
Adjunct Professor- Developmental Studies – Reading
Middle Georgia Technical College
Adult Education -Reading
Warner Robins (Houston County), Georgia          

1998 – 2000 
Advanced Academics Coordinator
Bibb County Public Schools- Central Office
Macon (Bibb County), Georgia

1996 – 1998      
Multi-age Gifted (Coordinator & Teacher)
Hancock County Public Schools
EXCEL Program
Sparta, Georgia

1994 – 1996   
Language Arts/Science Teacher
Hancock Central Middle School
Sparta, Georgia


  • edTPA Implementation Advisory Council – GAPSC
  • edTPA Coordinator
    Coordinator of edTPA activities and schedule
  • GEAR – UP Collaboration
    Engage in collaborative effort with Bibb County Public Schools to encourage college readiness activities and summer camps
  • Stepping Up Academic Camp
    Creator and coordinator of a 4 week summer program that provides academic instruction in Mathematics, Reading Fluency and Science Exploration in environmental science.
  • Academic Competitions
    Responsibilities include:

    • Organizing school district academic competitions in mathematics, quiz bowl, history, pentathlon and decathlon teams
    • Consulting schools in planning academic competitions
    • Assisting schools in planning science, math and reading nights to promote family engagement

Instructional Coaching and Mentoring
Responsibilities include:

  • Cognitive coaching to build teacher capacity
  • Peer coaching to build co-teacher and modeling
  • Data collecting to determine instruction strategies
  • Monitoring student progress in reading achievement

Clinical and Field Experiences.
Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and organizing students’ placements from district to school levels
  • Distributing information about Fort Valley State University Teacher Preparation Program
  • Working closely with department chairs to develop field experiences and seminars for teacher candidates (seminars, workshops, etc)

Professional Certification and Affiliations

  • Georgia Middle Grades Teaching Certification T-7
    (Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Gifted)
  • Certified Teacher Support Specialist


  • International Reading Association
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Staff Development Council
  • Georgia Reading Association


Project Director. Enhancing Teacher Quality Grant, a Congressionally directed grant ($167,000), July 2008- June 2011.

  • Disseminated information about Singapore Math to school systems,
  • Assisted surrounding counties in becoming familiar with and use Singapore Math Method
  • Ordered materials, supplies and other resources for the project
  • Established monthly meetings

SERVICE (Professional, University, Community)

Presently serves on following university committees:

  • Georgia Field Directors Executive Board
  • Field and Clinical Experience Committee- Chair
  • Assessment Committee
  • Space and Technology Committee

Presently serve on following professional committees:

  • Professional Educator Faculty Council
  • Education Preparation Advisory Council
  • Fort Valley State University Scholarship Committee