2022 Outstanding School-based Operational Employee, Finalists, and School Recipients

The outstanding school-based operational employees recognized for 2022

2022 Outstanding School-Based Operational

frank sarfoFrank Sarfo
Custodian I
Little Run Elementary School

The title of custodian does not embody all that Frank is to the Little Run staff, students, and families. Mr. Frank, as he is affectionately known, radiates positivity and has a contagious smile. He can often be found greeting students upon arrival or with a special handshake. He is often heard asking students and staff about their day, their interests, and their families. If he observes a student crying or having a difficult time, he is quick to step in with a smile, a hug, or a pleasant comment to help turn their day around. His exemplary work effort, joyful presence, and service mindset act as an example for everyone. Little Run is a warmer, more caring place because of him.

2022 Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee Finalist  

carol melimCarol L. Melim
Family Liaison
Garfield Elementary School, Region 3

Miss Carol, as she is known, is trusted in the Garfield community. In a school with multiple languages and cultural backgrounds, Carol has made it her mission to be engaged and welcome, listen, and provide value for all families. She assists many parents who do not speak English as a first language with the US Citizenship class, Virginia drivers manual, and an assortment of learning opportunities. Working closely with the Springfield community, she has accumulated numerous donations and volunteers, and she enlists key staff to join in her efforts. Carol started visiting neighborhoods and bus stops during the pandemic providing the important link between the school and families. Her impact extends far beyond Garfield to families who return with friends to share how she supported their success.

2022 Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee Finalist 

lotta-moschopoulosLotta M. Moschopoulos
Administrative Assistant II
Camelot Elementary School, Region 2

Dedication, enthusiasm, and goal-oriented are some of the qualities that describe Lotta. She always goes above and beyond the task at hand and has a positive "can-do" attitude. She builds strong relationships that have a lasting impact on students and her school community. She cares deeply and is always ready to help a student, parent, or staff member in need and will do her best to resolve the situation with patience and understanding. The students respect her and many when having a difficult moment can be found in her office to calm themselves and have someone who will listen patiently to their needs. The students leave her office feeling secure and confident knowing that she truly cares about them.

2022 Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee Finalist 

jordan nunezJordan Nunez
Custodian II
Hutchison Elementary School, Region 1 

Coming from a family of Nunez's that have worked at and attended Hutchison Elementary School, it is part of Jordan Nunez’ background and thus he takes care of it like his own home. Jordan is a hard worker that puts in long hours of preparatory maintenance allowing for students and staff to have a smooth day. He checks back with staff regarding previously discussed topics and issues to see if the resolutions he provided fulfilled their needs. From assisting and solving complex logistics issues to simply moving boxes, Jordan Nunez is always looking for new tasks to help people and make the workplace better.

2022 Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee Finalist    

linda richardsLinda A. Richards
Student Information Assistant
Willow Oaks Administrative Center, Interagency Alternative Schools, Non-Region

As a student information assistant (SIA) for Falls Church, Westfield, and Interagency Alternative Schools (IAS), Linda Richards makes an impact with everyone she meets. Whether she was coaching softball, representing the staff in talent shows, or singing the National Anthem at graduations, Linda is deeply rooted and involved at each school. Linda has built positive relationships with fellow SIAs across the county, as well as those in the Hearings Office, Juvenile Detentino Center, and other IAS partners. She skillfully supports over 130 staff and shares her knowledge with all partners to strengthen their potential to help others. She is the enthusiastic voice of IAS as she is often the first person you hear when you call.

2022 Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee Finalist    

kimberly wilsonKimberly S. Wilson
Administrative Assistant II
Laurel Hill Elementary School, Region 4

This nomination will be no surprise to those who have had the good fortune of crossing paths with Kim “Missy” Wilson. Missy has served in various roles within the school: instructional assistant, library aide, front office staff, and currently as the administrative assistant. She is a tireless problem-solver, faithful friend, and champion for students and educators in the community. There are countless stories of how Missy has helped, and how she has gone above and beyond the call of duty, but most important is how Missy makes you feel. Her kindness and compassion are felt by all who meet her. She believes in building and maintaining strong relationships. Laurel Hill Elementary and the surrounding community are better because of her.

2021 Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School Recipients

  • Annandale High School
    • Jewad Abdulhadi, Office Assistant
  • Bailey's Upper Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences
    • Wardell Mills, Building Supervisor I*
  • Beech Tree Elementary School
    • Maria O'Brien, Family Liaison
  • Braddock Elementary School
    • Nahid Shokrinasab, Instructional Assistant
  • Bren Mar Park Elementary School
    • Alice Lim, Instructional Assistant
  • Brookfield Elementary School
    • Brandi Kapusta, Office Assistant
  • Bull Run Elementary School
    • Coral August, Office Assistant
  • Burke School
    • Hasna Bachar, Instructional Assistant 
  • Bush Hill Elementary School
    • Christine Korte, Instructional Assistant
  • Camelot Elementary School
    • Lotta Moschopoulos, Administrative Assistant II*
  • Canterbury Woods Elementary School
    • Debbie Rozek, Instructional Assistant
  • Cardinal Forest Elementary School
    • Auxiliadora Briones, Custodian II*
  • Carson Middle School
    • Mavis Botchway, Instructional Assistant*
  • Centre Ridge Elementary School
    • Mary Pierri, Family Liaison
  • Centreville Elementary School
    • Haydee Arimura, Instructional Assistant
  • Centreville High School
    • April Brown, Safety & Security Assistant*
  • Chantilly High School
    • Gloria Arias, Building Supervisor III
  • Cherry Run Elementary School
    • Regina A. Galie, Instructional Assistant
  • Chesterbrook Elementary School
    • Boshra Khan, Public Health Attendant
  • Clearview Elementary School
    • Debbie Bush, Custodian II
  • Colin Powell Elementary School
    • Sharon D'Abadie, Instructional Assistant
  • Columbia Elementary School
    • Blanca Chicas, Custodian
  • Crossfield Elementary School
    • Christine Weiksner, Instructional Assistant 
  • Cub Run Elementary School
    • Jorge Velasquez Alvarez, Building Supervisor
  • Cunningham Park Elementary School
    • Rebecca Eastham, Instructional Assistant
  • Daniels Run Elementary School
    • Nayonna Bunaugh, Administrative Assistant II
  • Davis Career Center
    • Cathy Marros, Public Health Training Assistant
  • Deer Park Elementary School
    • Sherry Jenkins, Building Supervisor I
  • Dogwood Elementary School
    • Andy Sigle, Family Liaison
  • Dranesville Elementary School
    • Yahaira Hanon, Family Liaison 
  • Eagle View Elementary School
    • Christina Perry, Administrative Assistant II
  • Edison High School
    • Angela Pilcher, Finance Technician
  • Fairfax High School
    • Hala Shafik, Family Liaison*
  • Fairfax Villa Elementary School
    • Karen Wells, Administrative Assistant II
  • Fairhill Elementary School
    • Ketki Sheth, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
  • Fairview Elementary School
    • Adan Alvarez, Assistant Building Supervisor*
  • Falls Church High School
    • Jaime Medina Yrhuay, Custodian II
  • Flint Hill Elementary School
    • Patricia Aranibar De Salinas, Office Assistant
  • Floris Elementary School
    • Yeni Moreno, Building Supervisor
  • Forestdale Elementary School
    • Ama Adu Ampong, Assistant Building Supervisor
  • Fort Belvoir Primary School
    • Solibel Rose, Administrative Assistant
  • Fort Hunt Elementary School
    • Tracy Hutchison, Office Assistant
  • Franklin Middle School
    • Kathy Yangas, Office Assistant
  • Freedom Hill Elementary School
    • Seham Wooten, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
  • Frost Middle School
    • Amadu Jalloh, Assistant Building Supervisor
  • Garfield Elementary School
    • Carol Melim, Family Liaison*
  • Glasgow Middle School
    • Cindy Pamela Ramos, Administrative Assistant I
  • Greenbriar East Elementary School
    • Adriana Barreto, Office Assistant
  • Greenbriar West Elementary School
    • Madhavi Velidi, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
  • Halley Elementary School
    • Deborah Schrank, Instructional Assistant
  • Hayfield Elementary School
    • Ellen Lambert, Administrative Assistant II
  • Hayfield Secondary School
    • Mashel Hazel, Custodian I
  • Herndon Elementary School
    • Carmen Arrieta, Office Assistant
  • Herndon High School
    • Jameela Manraj, Administrative Assistant I
  • Hollin Meadows Elementary School
    • Emmanuel Boateng, Custodian II*
  • Holmes Middle School
    • Gilma Argueta, Building Supervisor II
  • Hughes Middle School
    • Edwin Rodriguez, Operating Engineer I
  • Hunt Valley Elementary School
    • Jennifer LeBoeuf, Instructional Assistant
  • Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts & Sciences
    • Ana Mercedes, Custodian II
  • Hutchison Elementary School
    • Jordan Nunez, Custodian II*
  • Interagency Alternative Schools
    • Linda Richards, Student Information Assistant*
  • Irving Middle School
    • Karen Byer Storch, Instructional Assistant
  • Justice High School
    • Sonia Dergam Guzman, Parent Liaison
  • Katherine Johnson Middle School
    • Weris Jama, Office Assistant
  • Keene Mill Elementary School
    • Dan Zachary, Instructional Assistant
  • Key Center
    • Nora Brosnan, Public Health Training Assistant
  • Key Middle School
    • Suad Abdulle, Instructional Assistant
  • Kilmer Center
    • Diana Hancock, Administrative Assistant II
  • Kilmer Middle School
    • Giau P. Ngo, Building Supervisor II*
  • Kings Glen Elementary School
    • Christine Kamerow, Student Information Assistant
  • Kings Park Elementary School
    • Elizabeth Sotomayor, Building Supervisor I
  • Lake Anne Elementary School
    • Jenifer Schultz, Instructional Assistant
  • Lake Braddock Secondary School
    • Kimberly Cox, Administrative Assistant I
  • Langley High School
    • Nancy Ayoub, Administrative Assistant III*
  • Laurel Hill Elementary School
    • Kimberly Wilson, Administrative Assistant II*
  • Lees Corner Elementary School
    • Jill Boddie, Student Information Assistant
  • Lemon Road Elementary School
    • Dana Vaughn, Student Information Assistant I
  • Lewis High School
    • Lourdes Salas, Administrative Assistant I
  • Liberty Middle School
    • Ayman Berasko, Operating Engineer I
  • Little Run Elementary School
    • Frank Sarfo, Custodian I*
  • Longfellow Middle School
    • Rubenia Alvarez, Building Supervisor*
  • Lorton Station Elementary School
    • Lisa O'Dell Boettinger, Administrative Assistant II*
  • Luther Jackson Middle School
    • Debra Robertson, Office Assistant
  • Lynbrook Elementary School
    • Sameen Shoukat, Instructional Assistant
  • Marshall High School
    • Darrell General, Custodian II
  • Marshall Road Elementary School
    • Summer Smith, Instructional Assistant*
  • McLean High School
    • Molly Payne, Student Information Assistant
  • McNair Upper Elementary School
    • Bertha Escobar, Building Supervisor*
  • Montrose Alternative Learning Center
    • Osneyda Zeledon, Administrative Assistant I
  • Mosaic Elementary School
    • Jenny Davisson, Student Information Assistant
  • Mount Vernon High School
    • Judy Thorpe, Custodian II
  • Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School
    • Cecilia Jimenez, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
  • North Springfield Elementary School
    • Kathy Dannholz, Instructional Assistant
  • Oak Hill Elementary School
    • Cara Roberds, Instructional Assistant 
  • Oak View Elementary School
    • Teresa Sanko, Kindergarten Assistant 
  • Oakton Elementary School
    • Erin Doyle, Office Assistant
  • Olde Creek Elementary School
    • Daniella Jefferson, Instructional Assistant
  • Parklawn Elementary School
    • Maria Galo, Building Supervisor 
  • Poe Middle School
    • Treasa Williams, Harris, Building Supervisor
  • Poplar Tree Elementary School
    • Maiya Pandey Mishra, Public Health Training Assistant
  • Providence Elementary School
    • Kathy Snider, Instructional Assistant
  • Ravensworth Elementary School
    • Fresdesbinda Sierra Pavon, Building Supervisor I*
  • Riverside Elementary School
    • Deborah Simmons, Instructional Assistant*
  • Rocky Run Middle School
    • Deysi Sanchez, Custodian II*
  • Rolling Valley Elementary School
    • Laura Adames, Instructional Assistant
  • Rose Hill Elementary School
    • Jose Rios Moreno, Custodian II
  • Sandburg Middle School
    • Robert McCray Brown, Safety and Security Specialist
  • Sangster Elementary School
    • Corretta Britt, Office Assistant
  • Saratoga Elementary School
    • Susan Taylor, Administrative Assistant II
  • Shrevewood Elementary School
    • Maria Giuliani, Student Information Assistant
  • Silverbrook Elementary School
    • Lori Hollenbeck, Instructional Assistant
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
    • Maria de Lourde Jessel, Office Assistant
  • South County High School
    • Kathleen Winston, Administrative Assistant I
  • South County Middle School
    • Nicole Eckert, Instructional Assistant
  • South Lakes High School
    • Melissa LaBare, Administrative Assistant I
  • Springfield Estates Elementary School
    • Gifty Boateng, Custodian I
  • Stratford Landing Elementary School
    • Marlene Castro, Instructional Assistant 
  • Sunrise Valley Elementary School
    • Wafaa Ishak, Public Health Attendant*
  • Terraset Elementary School
    • Joel Marques, Custodian II
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
    • Joanne Claytor, Finance Technician*
  • Twain Middle School
    • Brenda Mejia, Administrative Assistant II*
  • Union Mill Elementary School
    • Christine Brusick, Instructional Assistant
  • Wakefield Forest Elementary School
    • Julia Ruskin, Office Assistant
  • Waples Mill Elementary School
    • Carla Collins, Student Information Assistant
  • Waynewood Elementary School
    • Susan Cambon, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant 
  • West Potomac High School
    • Cynthia Koufie, Custodian I
  • West Springfield Elementary School
    • Comfort Boasiako, Public Health Attendant
  • Westbriar Elementary School
    • Susan Vetter, Instructional Assistant
    • Young-joo Kim, Office Assistant
  • Westfield High School
    • Allie Sherline, Finance Technican
  • Westgate Elementary School
    • Elena Canizalez, Public Health Training Assistant
  • Westlawn Elementary School
    • Luis Guerra, Assistant Building Supervisor
  • Weyanoke Elementary School
    • Guillermo Canales, Custodian II*
  • White Oaks Elementary School
    • Johanna Grasso, Instructional Assistant
  • Willow Springs Elementary School
    • Gunja Sapkota, Instructional Assistant 
  • Wolftrap Elementary School
    • Renee Ridgway, Instructional Assistant
  • Woodburn Elementary School
    • Debora Nunez, Office Assistant
  • Woodley Hills Elementary School
    • Gail Thorne, Instructional Assistant
  • Woodson High School
    • Paul Akrasi, Building Supervisor III
    • Jackie O'Brien, Administrative Assistant I

*Denotes pyramid winner

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