Outstanding Nonschool-based Hourly Employee and Finalists

The outstanding nonschool-based hourly employees recognized at 2018 FCPS Honors

2018 Outstanding Nonschool-based Hourly Employee

Mary Crowson, Website Content Editor, Gatehouse Administration Center, Chiefs Offices

a photo of mary crowsonMary has been a driving force in helping FCPS schools take their websites mobile. In addition to providing one-to-one technical support to individual locations, she’s developed an eLearnIT course and YouTube training videos. These have earned rave reviews and contributed to a division-wide effort to get parents more involved with school websites. Coworkers praise her meticulousness under tight deadlines. “She’s constantly reviewing and rewriting the web pages so they are the best possible,” said one. At the same time, they say, Mary always makes time to answer questions. Thanks to her, nearly all 205 schools are expected to have migrated to the new format by the end of the year.

 

 

2018 Outstanding Nonschool-based Hourly Employee Finalist

Sabrina Boyd, Special Projects Liaison, Willow Oaks Administrative Center, Instructional Services

a photo of sabrina boydWhen a school missed a scholarship deadline last year due to a staffer on medical leave, Sabrina was quick to get the students’ applications accepted. Increasing access to opportunities has been a hallmark of her tenure in the Office of Counseling and College and Career Readiness. In less than two years, she’s streamlined registration and payment for College Fair/College Night, boosting attendance and saving FCPS more than $5,000. She’s also increased awareness of professional development opportunities and scholarships. “I have rarely seen a person able to embrace her job with such joy, commitment, and skill,” says a veteran administrator. “Sabrina’s demeanor says, ‘Okay folks, let’s do this.’ ”

 

2018 Outstanding Nonschool-based Hourly Employee Finalist

a photo of Anith MuthalalyAnith Muthalaly, Warehouse Assistant, Forte Center, Financial Services

In less than two years with FCPS, Anith has made what his supervisors praise as “unparalleled contributions” to Financial Services. While attending college full-time, he spearheaded the development of an automated system for receiving and redistributing furniture among the schools. This game-changing application not only improved the efficiency of reusing equipment but is expected to save schools thousands of dollars in new purchases. Managers praise Anith as hardworking and willing to learn anything. As one noted, “It is rare to see a young person with the business skills that Anith brings with him every day.”

 

2018 Outstanding Nonschool-based Hourly Employee Finalist

Janet Sorlin-Davis, Homebound Teacher and Hourly Data Analyst, Willow Oaks Administrative Center, Special Services

a photo of Janet Sorlin-DavisJanet deftly handles a dual role at FCPS, providing a big payoff to both students and the school system. As a homebound teacher skilled in developing trust, she’s formed bonds with students and families that have proven difficult for other teachers and school staff. Known for going above and beyond, it’s not unusual for her to visit children in a DC hospital on weekends. Meanwhile, the data Janet mines through projects like the Fairfax County Youth Survey has enabled her to make connections that help schools target the best support programs. Her analysis and observations on trends, combined with school-based intervention, notes one colleague, “have actually saved student lives.”