Meet Mrs. Grasser

Mrs. Kara Grasser - Principal

Phone: 571-377-6300

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Mrs. Kara Grasser - Principal

Kara Grasser comes to Jennie Dean Elementary School after having served as principal of Mayfield Intermediate School from 2015 until 2018. Prior to that, Mrs. Grasser served as principal of George C. Round Elementary School for two years where she helped lead the school to earn the distinction of being named a "Distinguished Title I School." Prior to her time in administration, Mrs. Grasser served as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher at Osbourn High School. She also served as the department supervisor for the program where she worked with nine teachers and more than 500 ESOL students at Osbourn. Mrs. Grasser has also worked in Orange County Public Schools in Florida as a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade teacher. As principal at Jennie Dean, she leads school instruction and is responsible for the day-to-day operations.


Meet Mr. Faria

Mr. Tyler Faria - Assistant Principal

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Mr. Tyler Faria - Assistant Principal

Mr. Tyler Faria has been the Assistant Principal of Jennie Dean Elementary School since fall of 2014. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with a Minor in Exceptionalities (Special Education) from Slippery Rock University in 2007 and a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. Prior to joining Manassas City Public Schools, Mr. Faria taught fifth grade for seven years at Patrick Copeland Elementary School located in Hopewell, Virginia. His leadership experiences include being a mentor teacher, a lead teacher, and a curriculum coach in the content area of science. Mr. Faria loves exploring and finding new adventures to share with his wife and two miniature schnauzers, Milo and Otis. He is excited to be working with the staff, students, and parents at Jennie Dean Elementary School.