Tanisha Manning, Professional Development Division Chief
Tanisha Manning is a 1992 honor graduate of Groesbeck High School, a 1996 magna cum laude graduate from the Frederick Douglass Honors Program at Texas Southern University, and she graduated with various honors from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston in 2009.
Tanisha taught gifted and talented and honors English for almost 10 years in Houston’s Aldine Independent School District, where she held various positions: language arts department chair, language arts skills specialist, academic decathlon coach, AVID coordinator, gifted and talented coordinator, and basketball coach. For several of those years, she trained teachers across Texas as a distinguished writer and trainer for Abydos Learning.
Some of her works were published in various literary journals, including the English in Texas Journal and the R&E Journal. She won Teacher of the Year for her work at the Eisenhower Ninth Grade Center, and a couple of years later, she was nominated as Teacher of the Year at the George Washington Carver High School for Applied Technology, Engineering, and the Arts.
During her law school career, Tanisha was named the Minority Corporate Counsel Association Kelley Drye Collier Shannon Scholar. She participated in both moot court and mock trial competitions, winning first-place oralist and other accolades. She also received First in Class honors in several subjects and was awarded a Certificate of Special Recognition for Distinguished and Outstanding Service from the dean of the Law School.
Tanisha was hired as a pre-commit at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in 2009. Tanisha is a felony division chief who is currently the director of Professional Development. In this capacity, she still tries cases, and she serves as a mentor, a supervisor, and she is a member of the training committee for the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, through which she trains other prosecutors across the state. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.