Outstanding School-based Hourly Employee, Finalists, and School Recipients

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

2018 Outstanding School-based Hourly Employee 

Teri Crawford, Testing Support Assistant, Robinson SS, Region 4

a photo of teri crawfordTeri is one of the primary reasons Robinson Secondary School has become a premier testing site in Fairfax County. As an hourly testing support assistant, Teri helps the school administer more than 10,000 tests each year. This includes hours of work; from choosing and preparing the test location to make sure that everyone – from students to instructors whose classrooms are being used – is being accommodated. Teachers praise her efficiency, cooperation and ability to find a solution to any testing challenge. “Teri is always there with a smile on her face,” says one, “ready to tackle the inevitable testing disruption.” When students succeed, notes another, “Teri is as overjoyed as they are.”

 

 

2018 Outstanding School-based Hourly Employee Finalist

Stacey Evers, Environmental Education Teacher, Belvedere ES, Region 2

a photo of stacey eversThanks to Stacey’s efforts, Belvedere students have raised trout, studied the water quality in the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, and started a seedling nursery to improve the local tree canopy. Fellow teachers praise her ability to turn outdoor spaces into extensions of their classrooms, which led to Belvedere’s designation as a Virginia Naturally School. Stacey has students monitor trash consumption and compost lunch waste as members of the Waste Watchers and Green Team Club and invites parents along when the Outdoors Club visits a different county park each month. “So many of our students take action every day because of the role model in Ms. Evers,” said one administrator.

 

2018 Outstanding School-based Hourly Employee Finalist

Lynn Hill, Band Administrative Assistant, Woodson HS, Region 5

a photo of lynn hillLynn is credited with being the power behind Woodson High School’s band program. An incredible administrative assistant who is always willing to accept new challenges, Lynn became the go-to person as the band has transitioned the past three years. Students note that, without her support, band camps, Tunes for Tots, awards nights, and many concerts throughout the year would not have happened. She also organizes uniforms and serves as a sounding board for ninth grade parents and has been known to drop everything so that a student doesn’t have to miss class. As one colleague noted, “Lynn is the perfect mix of consummate professional and the caring parent who is always looking out for her kids.”

 

2018 Outstanding School-based Hourly Employee Finalist 

Elizabeth Rivera, Parent Liaison, Key MS, Region 3

a photo of elizabeth riveraWhen she started as a parent liaison at Key Middle School, Liz launched “Kid’s Kudos” so teachers can message her about students doing well in school. She then shares these positive messages with their families, where English is often not the primary language at home. Many kids said their parents cried with joy when Liz telephoned because they expected the school only to call about something negative. A former social worker, Liz has leveraged relationships with businesses and charitable organizations to aid needy families and thinks nothing of spending 90 minutes helping a student talk with her mother. “Liz is everywhere around Key and her presence is a strong one,” said one teacher.

 

2018 Outstanding School-based Hourly Employee Finalist 

Jo Wechselblatt, Parent Liaison, Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences, Region 1

a photo of jo wechselblattAs a parent liaison, Jo works tirelessly to support the large population of students and families at Hunter Woods Elementary who need assistance. A long-time PTA member, she’s a problem-solver known for her willingness to listen and provide help. “Her natural tendency to advocate for students is unmatched,” says a coworker. Indeed, Jo makes sure every child gets access to field trips and has partnered with local businesses to obtain school supplies, food donations, and scholarship support for students. She also runs an annual coat drive and keeps an assortment of clothes in her office, she told a colleague, to loan kids who “might need a little more variety in their wardrobe.”

 

2018 Outstanding School-based Hourly - School Recipients 

  • Annandale Terrace Elementary School
    • Raquel Goetzinger, Spanish Parent Liaison
  • Belvedere Elementary School
    • Stacey Evers, Environmental Education Teacher *
  • Bryant High School
    • Charlotte Drumheller, Front Office Assistant *
  • Bull Run Elementary School
    • Maria Betancourth, Parent Liaison *
  • Colin Powell Elementary School
    • Grace Oh, Cafeteria Hostess
  • Crossfield Elementary School
    • Cheryl Elias, Dining Room Assistant *
  • Daniels Run Elementary School
    • Cristina Del Campo, Parent Liaison
  • Eagle View Elementary School
    • Ann Fiems, Parent Liaison
  • Fairfax High School
    • Darci Richard, Testing Coordinator Assistant
  • Hayfield Secondary School
    • Martha Campbell, Middle School Student Services Assistant *
  • Herndon Elementary School
    • Raquel Snyder, Parent Liaison
  • Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences
    • Jo Wechselblatt, Parent Liaison * 
  • Key Middle School
    • Elizabeth Rivera, Parent Liaison *
  • Kilmer Middle School
    • Maria Peal, Parent Liaison
  • Lake Braddock Middle School
    • Pat Fausser, Middle School Registrar *
  • Lane Elementary School
    • Melanie Zayas, Parent Liasion
  • Lorton Station Elementary School
    • Tania Muskett, Parent Liaison
  • Luther Jackson Middle School
    • Linda Siles, Parent Liaison
  • Lynbrook Elementary School
    • Martha Abreu, Parent Liaison
  • Oakton Elementary School
    • Kim Payne, Cafeteria Hostess
  • Providence Elementary School
    • Diana Stewart, Dining Room Assistant *
  • Robinson Secondary School
    • Teri Crawford, Testing Support Assistant *
  • Rocky Run Middle School
    • Helen Seo, Parent Liaison *
  • Rose Hill Elementary School
    • Dalia Purcell, Parent Liaison
  • Silverbrook Elementary School
    • Kathleen Mancini, Cafeteria Hostess *
  • South County Middle School
    • Abby Mundt, Library Assistant
  • Springfield Estates Elementary School
    • Jackie Trejo, Parent Liaison
  • Twain Middle School
    • Ligia D. Diaz, Parent Liaison *
  • Woodson High School
    • Lynn Hill, Band Administrative Assistant *

* Denotes Pyramid-Level Recipient

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