Lisa Anne Stevens
Manassas City School Board
Check out my MCPS School Board running mates; Jill Spall and Alex Iqbal. Please visit their sites and make a donation to their campaigns.
As your school board member I will;
Emphasize student engagement, growth, and academic success by recognizing that we need to meet students where they are today. I am an advocate for initiatives with a specific focus on recognizing and supporting all of the students within our schools and community. Research tells us that students learn best when they feel respected, when they believe their teachers like them and when they know their schools care about their well being. Parents and guardians are key stakeholders in the success of our students and we value their input and insight. We need to support educators in developing and maintaining strong relationships with our students and their families. These relationships drive student engagement, growth, and success.
Promote school and student safety by working together with building administration, central off ice staff, and the Manassas City Police Department to ensure our students and staff are physically staff in all our buildings.
I also support utilizing proactive strategies that support the emotional and social wellbeing of all our students. Multi-tiered systems of support are effective in teaching students the emotional regulation and social skills necessary to handle the demands and stressors of childhood and adolescence today. When students have the appropriate skills to handle stressful situations, they are less likely to act out and pose a risk to themselves and others.