Shameka Manson is a professional mixed-media painter, educator and author. Her artistry focuses on her African American & Garifuna heritages. Manson began teaching as a teacher (cadet) assistant during her 10th grade school year at SVHS, totaling 12 years as an educator. She recently co-authored a book with her former professor, Dr. Willie F. Hooker, entitled The Evolution of African American Culture and the Fine Arts. Her chapter focuses on the importance of having an inclusivity-based pedagogy in the classroom and how to implement one. She is also in the process of creating a series of educational children’s books.
Shameka Manson is a 2018 graduate of the illustrious North Carolina A&T State University where she made history by being the youngest woman to serve as Miss Art Circle as a freshman during the 2013-2014 school year! During her term she provided NCA&T students with 99-150 hours of community service and Guilford County Schools students with free after-school art classes at recreation centers. She graduated NCA&T with honors, cum laude, along with being on the chancellor’s list.
She spent three years teaching as an Art Teacher in Guildford County Schools, serving over 2,000 students in that time. She recently moved back to Louisburg, NC and serves as the Executive Director of the Franklin County Arts Council.