Hello! I'm Chip Manley and I teach Social Studies at Montgomery County High School.
I was born and raised in Mt. Sterling and graduated from MCHS in 1988. I returned here to teach in the mid-1990s and have been teaching High School Social Studies since then. My mother and grandmother both taught for over 40 years in the Montgomery County School System and I feel privileged to carry on that noble tradition. My wife, Leah Manley, also teaches at the high school. We are the proud parents of a daughter, Dana, who is a student in the Montgomery County system.
I did my undergrad studies at Morehead State University and completed 24 hours of History graduate work at the University of Kentucky before returning to Morehead to earn my teaching certificate and my Masters in Secondary Education.
Currently, I teach United States History, AP European History, and History Through Film. Previously, I have served as the coach of the MCHS Chess Team and Academic Team, as well as spending 12 years as the Assistant Coach for the MCHS Mock Trial team. I also served as a Teacher Representative on the MCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council from 2015-2018.
In my classroom, I hope to instill in my students both an interest in history as well as a desire to learn more about it. I feel that by learning from our past, we can apply that knowledge to the challenges we face today and tomorrow.