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Dr. Anne Kress, Fellow National Education Leaders to Present at National Press Club Virtual Newsmaker Event on COVID-19 Response

On Thursday, May 28th at 9 a.m. EDT, the National Press Club will host a 75-minute panel discussion with education leaders representing schools around the country. Dr. Anne Kress will offer leadership insights into the best safety protocols that NOVA has taken to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the college has upheld its commitment to student success as the nation’s second largest community college abruptly switched from in-class to remote learning and telework. 

The panel of educators will discuss how schools and universities are responding to the coronavirus crisis and how they are preparing for all possible scenarios for fall. Can they open schools in a way that protects the health and safety of students and school staff? What lessons have they learned about communicating with their many stakeholders during this unprecedented health crisis?

Panelists include:

Alberto Carvalho

Miami Dade Schools Superintendent

Miami Dade is the country’s 4th largest school system and has been cited as a leader in innovation and distance learning.

Anne M. Kress

President, Northern Virginia Community College

NOVA is the largest public educational institution in Virginia, and the 2nd largest community college in the nation.   

Carissa Moffat Miller

Executive Director, The Council of Chief State School Officers

CCSSO is a nonpartisan organization representing the public leaders of elementary and secondary schools in every state, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions.

The session will be moderated by Bloomberg Government Congressional and Campaigns Reporter Emily Wilkins, who also holds an appointment as the National Press Club Secretary.


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Media Contact: Hoang Nguyen | 240.620.9652 |



Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls nearly 80,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield (Medical Education Campus) and Woodbridge, through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment. We offer more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals through university transfers and access to the most in-demand careers. At NOVA, we strive to ensure that every student succeeds, every program achieves and every community prospers. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, visit our website, www.nvcc.eduor call 703.323.3000.