By: Maureen Arvai, Executive Director, Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation

The Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation is delighted to welcome Theresa Karlson to the Board of Directors. As a former educator, Ms. Karlson is a strong proponent of education and, together with her husband William Karlson, has been a generous partner to the Foundation and Manassas City Public Schools.

Ms. Karlson is an avid supporter of the military, as the mother of two military veterans. She is an active member of the American Gold Star Mothers and Secretary/Treasurer for the Maryland Gold Star Mothers.

“Mrs. Karlson brings to our board a unique perspective with her experience supporting veterans and military families. We are excited to have her insight and passion for education” said Jimmy Conroy, President of MCPSEF.

The Manassas City Public Schools Foundation unites the community to encourage and fund innovation, enhance quality education, and promote success for all Manassas City Public Schools students and teachers. Since 1992, the Foundation has been led by community leaders, educators, parents and alumni collaborating to enhance public education in Manassas.