You will thrive in an environment of exploration and opportunity as you prepare for the challenges ahead. As an example, rather than denying use of cell phones or Internet access, you are taught to use these important tools responsibly. You will be guided and mentored to make wise decisions and good choices. When you graduate and reflect back on your time at Massanutten, your experiences here will help you to make better choices and to achieve greater success.
Every adult at MMA is a "teacher," and every moment is a "teaching" opportunity. You will be challenged and inspired to become a self-directed learner, excited and curious about the world we live in and all its possibilities. This culture permeates the campus and is foremost in our thoughts and actions.
Everything we do is aligned with our mission of producing confident, capable, and productive citizens.
Mrs. Jennifer Dick has been with MMA since 2012. She comes to us from the Wild and Wonderful state of WV.
She has a background in management and inventory control. This is helpful with her duties as our Quartermaster. She has three son's ages 22,16 and 13. As a parent she understands the value of a good education. As a part of our Mentor team she focuses on building strong leadership skills, self respect, and morality.
Colonel Marcelo Goncalez joined MMA in November 2011, after his retirement from the Brazilian Army, where he spent almost 32 years as an Infantry Officer. His current position at the Academy is Deputy Commandant of Cadets.
Col. Goncalez graduated from the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras - AMAN (correspondent to West Point in US) in 1986 with major In Military Science. He also has Master’s Degree in Military Applications and another in Science of Physical Education. In addition, Col Goncalez is a specialist/analyst in International Affairs.
Since starting work at MMA, Col. Goncalez performed the duties of Global Cultures and US Civics teacher for Middle School and Spanish, French and Portuguese teacher in High School. He has also served as a TAC Officer, volleyball assistant coach, swimming team head coach and the Commandant of Cadets during the 2013-2014 SY.
Col. Goncalez is a member of the Technical Committee of the Union International de Pentathlon Moderne – UIPM and technical advisor for the International Olympic Committee – IOC.
He will be in charge of organizing the Modern Pentathlon competition during the next Summer Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.
He and his wife Milena live on campus with their Yorkie, Oliver.
A graduate of Luray High School, Mr. Terry Jones served as a security officer in the private sector for 6 years before coming to MMA. He has served as a TAC officer for 13 years and is also involved, on his off time, with American Legion Post #199.
LTC Layman is a 1985 graduate of Fort Defiance High School in Augusta County, 50 miles south of Woodstock. He was commissioned second lieutenant of Armor upon graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1989.
His 20 year career included stations in Kentucky, Germany, California, Kansas, Texas and New Jersey as well as deployments to Bosnia and twice to Iraq. LTC Layman is a school trained strategist and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from USMA as well as a Master’s Business Administration and Master’s Military Arts and Science.
Upon his retirement in 2009, LTC Layman and his wife, Robin, settled in Edinburg and he began working at MMA in January 2010. Since June, 2010, he has served as the Senior Army Instructor and also serves as the Commandant of Cadets.
In 2010, CSM Rubenstein came to Massanutten after retiring from the Army Reserve. She was a Military Police Officer in the United States Army Reserve for 21 Years. She served overseas during the Gulf War in 1990 and again for Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005. Her Army Career has allowed to her to serve every enlisted position the Army has to offer in the MP Corp. She enlisted in the Army during her second year of college. She devoted her life to teaching America’s youth in both the public and private school setting since 1992. She recently served as the In School Suspension and Patriot Academy Instructor for the local Middle school and is back in the JROTC Classroom and admissions at MMA.
She teaches for the American Red Cross Top of Virginia Chapter in Community First Aid and Safety to include CPR for Adult, Pediatric and Infant. In her spare time she coaches High School Softball at Stonewall Jackson High School and the Drill team at MMA. She moved to the Shenandoah Valley from New York four years ago with her family. Her Husband is also a retired Command Sergeant Major. They serve the local VFW and American Legion together as the honor/color guard for funerals, parades, and burials. She has two children, Casey, age 15 (graduated from MMA Middle School)and Sidney, age11!