Metz Principal

Mr. Dave Rupert

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Mr. Dave Rupert

Mr. Rupert was named principal of Metz Middle School by the School Board of the City of Manassas, effective July 2, 2018. He will be entering his 16th year at Manassas City Public Schools for the 2018-19 school year. Most recently, Mr. Rupert served as principal at Weems Elementary School where he and his team have been recognized for five years of academic excellence! He also served as principal at Baldwin Elementary prior to his time at Weems. His teaching experience spans over six years and  includes reading, math, VA studies, and science. Mr. Rupert has also served in a leadership capacity as coach of the Metz golf team and boys basketball at Osbourn High School. Mr. Rupert believes Manassas City is a great place to learn. He is looking forward to all the great things he and his team will accomplish together at Metz Middle School, and is looking forward to seeing many of his former students at Metz!

Metz Assistant Principal - A - GOV

Mr. Mauck

Phone: 571-377-6810

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Mr. Mauck

Mr. Mauck is an Assistant Principal at Metz Middle School. Prior to stepping into this position, Mr. Mauck has had various roles at Metz throughout his career. He began teaching sixth grade English, Social Studies, and Math during his first few years and then taught multiple levels of seventh grade Math for ten years. Mr. Mauck most recently served as the Math Interventionist for both seventh and eighth grade students the past two years.  In addition to his teaching assignments, Mr. Mauck served as the Athletics and Activities Director, Child Study Chair, and other leadership roles in the Metz school community. He is a product of the Manassas City Public Schools system; beginning his education at Haydon Elementary, was one of the first classes to come through Metz Middle School when it was opened in 1990, and then graduating from Osbourn High School.  Mr. Mauck received his Bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater College and his Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.  

Metz Assistant Principal - GRA - PAR

Mrs. Zayatz

Phone: 571-377-6800

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Bachelor of Music Education; Old Dominion University Master of Arts in Teaching; George Mason University Master of Education in Administration and Supervision; University of Virginia

Mrs. Zayatz

Mrs. Zayatz was named Assistant Principal of Metz Middle School in November of 2018, and began officially as a Metz Mustang in January of 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Old Dominion University, a Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from George Mason University, and a Master’s of Education (M.Ed) in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia (WAHOOWA!). Mrs. Zayatz began her public school teaching career in Virginia Beach City Public Schools in 2005. Since then she has had the honor to serve in Prince William County Public Schools, International Schools overseas, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDea) Schools, and in Stafford County Public Schools. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member for both James Madison University and the University of Virginia working with preservice educators and educators pursuing their graduate degrees in education. Mrs. Zayatz is thrilled to now serve the Metz Middle School community, and is very proud to be a Mustang! When not with her Metz family, Mrs. Zaytaz enjoys adventures and time at home with her husband and two children.

Metz Assistant Principal - PAS - Z

Mrs. Thomas

Phone: 571-377-6809

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Mrs. Thomas

Eneida Thomas has been an educator for 19 years and joined Manassas City Public Schools in 2014 as Assistant Principal at Metz Middle School. Ms. Thomas has served as an educator in schools with diverse populations and student educational needs in Virginia, Washington, D.C and non-profit educational organizations. She has a strong background knowledge in special education laws, procedures, policies and best instructional and behavioral practices for all students. Additionally, Ms. Thomas speaks Spanish fluently. She has served in the capacity of general education classroom teacher, special education classroom teacher and resource/inclusion teacher, instructional coach, instructional leader and adjunct professor. Ms. Thomas earned a B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University in 1996, an M.ED in Special Education from Regent University in 2002 and a second M.Ed. in School Leadership and Supervision from George Mason University in 2009. Ms. Thomas is committed to ensuring that each student at Metz Middle School receives a high quality education.