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Meet the School Board

Deborah L. McIntyre-Yurkovich, Chair

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich has been a Manassas Park City resident since 2004. She is the proud parent of three children, one of whom is special needs. As a parent of students enrolled in Manassas Park City Schools, she has vested interest in the school system, and she wants all children to succeed.

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich is a managing and founding partner of a law firm and an attorney who specializes in education law, family law and criminal law. For over 15 years, she has represented students, families, teachers, school staff members and individuals in a variety of legal matters. As a part of her legal career, she has had the unique opportunity to work with school administrators and appear in front of school boards throughout the Northern Virginia area.

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich holds a B.A. degree in Sociology from Mary Washington College and a J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.

Patricia Rhodes, Vice Chair

Ms. Rhodes has been a Manassas Park resident since 2000. She is the proud parent of two children. Both children have gone through the school system and were well prepared for their next steps in life. Seeing all students succeed is very important to her.

Ms. Rhodes is the Senior Director of Global Learning at Ciena, a global networking company out of Hanover, MD. For over 20 years she has been focused on all aspects of adult learning and brings this unique perspective to the board.

Ms. Rhodes has a B.S. degree in Medical Technology from Gannon University and Certificate in Finance and Accounting from Villanova University.

Rachel Kirkland

Ms. Rachel Kirkland has been a member of the Manassas Park School Board since 2008 and is the School Board Representative to the Special Education Advisory Committee.

Prior to her service as a School Board member, she served on the Special Education Advisory (2004­-2008), as well as on the City of Manassas Revenue Sharing Committee. She has two sons who are enrolled in Manassas Park City Schools.

In addition to her school duties, Ms. Kirkland is a Media Specialist for a neighboring school division. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University and a Masters’ in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee.

Carlos Jose Vargas

Mr. Carlos Vargas became a member of the Manassas Park School Board in 2013. A strong supporter of MPCS he has volunteered and attended many school division functions and events.

His family moved to Manassas Park in 1999. He and his wife Maria have five children; one is in the third grade, and four who have graduated from MPHS.

Mr. Vargas attended the University of Maryland at College Park where he received his BS in Civil Engineering. He is currently an Information Technology Specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C.

Paul Alexander

Mr. Paul Alexander is a 14-year resident of Manassas Park and currently has two children enrolled in Manassas Park City Schools. He, and his wife Kelly, enjoy attending and being deeply involved with their children’s activities and sporting events, valuing family time, and being outdoors as much as possible.

Mr. Alexander is the Director of Operations and Logistics for a government IT provider and holds a B.B.A in Organizational Management from Radford University.

Mr. Alexander has always been a strong and active supporter of MPCS and is excited about the opportunity to continue to serve the community.

Dana Williams, School Board Clerk

Ms. Dana Williams has been the School Board Clerk of the Manassas Park City School Board since 2010. She also served as a member of the Manassas Park City School Board from 2003 – 2009.

Ms. Williams has lived in Manassas Park since 1994 and and has two sons who are graduates of Manassas Park High School.

In addition to her School Board Clerk duties, Ms. Williams is an integral member of the Human Resources department and assists with the hiring of our substitute employees.