By: Theresa Coates Ellis — Smiles, grins and key moments were captured during an invitation to meet up with the bulk of our family for one last bonding time in the summer. My only son, Christopher, active USAF, couldn’t go far from his home base, so we went to him and his family. We loaded up the two vehicles with as many bodies, luggage and … Continue reading Getting away with a big family on a budget
Prince William Chamber of Commerce Economic Development luncheon was packed yesterday at the Hylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater with Governor Ralph Northam and George Mason University President Angel Cabrera. The program began with a special tribute to John Gregory, who passed away Monday and had gifted the theater when it was built. Virginia is #6 in new business in the country when it … Continue reading PW Chamber Economic Development luncheon — educate students to be workforce ready.
By: Theresa Coates Ellis — My 8 year-old grandson Colby stayed with me last week. He went home yesterday — to Georgia. Today as the lock down at the schools unfolded, my heart dropped thinking about the children, the parents, the teachers and our first responders who were all at the mercy of one person. Last week I had my radar up every second that … Continue reading The worst fear
My daughter, Kat Coates, and I are exploring an educational business model. Destination Learning. The entrepreneurial spirit has even hit the scientist! Students pay or are awarded to learn and educators are paid to teach all over the world. My daughter Kat Coates, Osbourn Eagles, has been a self-funded or grant-winning student in S. Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Peru, and even Florida. Now that she has … Continue reading From Osbourn Eagle to Indonesia — Destination Learning
By: Theresa Coates Ellis — Our City of Manassas is changing. Our schools face challenges from years of changing without preparation. We have great students and teachers, but our community must come together to think outside the box and find solutions to these challenges. Our population continues to change. Historic Manassas Inc., service organizations and energetic citizens create great events attracting a diverse vibrant population. Growing … Continue reading All hands on deck for Education
By Theresa Coates Ellis — It was a triple play home run this weekend with my grandson, Jaxon’s birthday; my daughter, Kat’s graduation and Mother’s Day. Jaxon turned 6 years old and is an expert at FaceTime — even while jumping on a trampoline. Even though he is far away in Georgia, we all shared several phone sessions for his big day. Kat was awarded … Continue reading Proud momma weekend
Thank you to our supporters who could join us at our Theresa Coates Ellis for Manassas City Council campaign start-up. Our team is growing with new faces and dedicated people. This will be a challenging, expensive election year, but we have a strong foundation to launch into victory! If you could not attend, we missed you! To invest in good leadership for our City of … Continue reading Ellis for Council kick-off success!
There was a lot of chatter, laughter and rallying to cheer Theresa to the end to victory for Manassas City Council. Friends, family and business associates shared style and wellness tips in between discussions on the happenings in the city. Barbara Hurst, beauty consultant for Mary Kay and Lisa Abrams, fashion designer for LuLaRoe, spearheaded the presentations for busy women to make their day easier! … Continue reading Ladies step out in style to support Theresa for Council
It is with great honor that I accept the nomination for Manassas City Council that was announced today. I will work hard for all of our citizens. Please read more about my background and plan to Grow Manassas Together! Election is Tuesday, Nov. 6th! Continue reading Ellis nominated for Manassas City Council Candidate
Take a trip to Manassas City Hall. Turn left upon entering and set your sights on beautiful pieces of art. We have some talent in our great city with top Osbourn Eagles creative teachers dedicated to our students. Photography, paintings, sculpture, quilting, quilling, knitting and more line The Hall. It’s great to see an exhibit dedicated to students who are passionate about their craft. Continue reading Osbourn Eagles artists deck The Hall