Manassas Provost Roger Ramsammy recently hosted a meeting with four area school leaders in an effort to communicate NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) policy changes that will affect area school districts. Prince William County Schools Superintendent Steven L. Walts, Manassas City Public Schools Superintendent Catherine B. Magouyrk, Manassas Park Public Schools Superintendent Bruce McDade and Fairfax County Public Schools College Success Coordinator Marcy Miller Kneale attended. Woodbridge Provost Sam Hill also attended.
The meeting was very productive and provided an opportunity for each leader to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the policies and how their juniors and seniors can prepare. Ramsammy and Hill work closely with area superintendents throughout the academic year on various initiatives that focus on innovative programs that promote student success.
“More than one-fourth of local public high school graduates attend NOVA so we want our K-12 partners to understand how the new policies will affect their students,” Ramsammy said.
“It is important for our area education leaders to be well informed of the policies and how NOVA is committed to working with them to ensure a positive transition for their students this fall and beyond,” Hill said.
Manassas High School Outreach Specialist Alicia Grande, Campus and Community Relations Specialist Ramunda Young and Aleksander Marthinussen of NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions, who all work closely with area schools, participated in the meeting.
Ramsammy also hosted a similar meeting with more than 14 counseling directors and school counselors regarding the new ATD policies.