Meet Ms. Mills

Ms. Kara Mills - Principal

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Ms. Kara Mills - Principal

Kara Mills comes to Jennie Dean Elementary School after having served as principal of Mayfield Intermediate School from 2015 until 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Mills 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, Ms. Mills 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. Ms. Mills 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 Jeff Abt

Mr. Jeff Abt - Itinerant Principal

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Mr. Jeff Abt - Itinerant Principal

I am very pleased to inform you that your Principal, Ms. Mills is the proud parent of Colton Mills who was born on Thanksgiving Day.  I know you will join the Jennie Dean Elementary School community is welcoming her child.

During her absence, I will be serving as the Interim Principal.  Before Ms. Mills went on maternity leave, the two of us spent quality time together in order to prepare me for this transition with your child.  The school staff has also been instrumental in assisting me with the overall operations of the school.

Prior to my retirement from Manassas City Public Schools in 2016 after 30 years with the division, I served as Executive Director of Administrative and Support Services, Principal at both Mayfield Intermediate and Baldwin Elementary, Assistant Principal at both Jennie Dean Elementary and Grace Metz Middle School, and teacher at George C. Round Elementary.

If I can be of any assistance, please contact me at 571-377-6300.


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.