Outstanding School-based Professional Employee Finalists and School Recipients

The outstanding school-based professional employees recognized for 2020

2020 Professional Operational Employee 

a photo of anne leeAnne Lee
School Counselor
Lynbrook Elementary School, Region 3

“What can I do to help?” is a question Anne is known for asking. This simple yet powerful question is not asked out of habit, but because she truly cares. Her whole-child perspective is the guiding principle when collaborating with parents, staff, and administration to identify what is best for each student. Anne partners with local organizations to attain various materials and provides comprehensive programming for students, including mentors and attendance incentives. The Lynbrook staff and families praise her for her dedication and commitment to helping students become better versions of themselves, teaching them to persevere through tough times. “The world isn’t perfect, and people won’t always like you, but your abilities are limitless as long as you try.”

 

2020 Outstanding Professional Employee Finalist      

a photo of jordan craig-kuhnJordan Craig-Kuhn
School Based Technology Specialist
Churchill Road Elementary School, Region 1

Jordan has worked at Churchill Road Elementary School for 13 years. His first four years were spent teaching Physical Education, where he enjoyed teaching students healthy behaviors and movement skills. During this time, he also served as the Patrol Sponsor overseeing a team of 140 fifth and sixth-grade students who all worked to make the school a safe and inviting place to learn. For the last nine years, Jordan has served as a School-Based Technology Specialist and has overseen a schoolwide 1:1 student to laptop program so that teachers and students can operate in an environment rich with technology. Jordan is also currently serving as the Student Council Association Sponsor, assisting the officers leading the student-body government for the past four years.

 

2020 Outstanding Professional Employee Finalist

a photo of Tina SkorskiTina Skorski
School Counselor
Weyanoke Elementary School, Region 2

Tina’s talent is her ability to make everyone feel safe, supported, and respected in her presence. Whether welcoming students new to this country on their first day of school, mentoring counselors new to the profession, reassuring parents, handling leadership duties, organizing after-school events with the PTA, or coordinating donations from a local church, Tina is the epitome of selfless devotion and a source of compassion, guidance, and inspiration for all. She always makes herself available during and after the school day and responds immediately to anyone’s need. Her dedication, professionalism, and grace for over 12 years are unmatched. Her students adore her, her colleagues respect her, and she is a source of strength for the Weyanoke community.

 

2020 Outstanding Professional Employee Finalist

a photo of thmeka traylorThmeaka Traylor
Instructional Coach
Keene Mill Elementary School, Region 4

Thmeaka generously contributes to FCPS as a school leader and instructional coach. Her work's impact is evidenced by the exceptional student achievement and numerous awards Keene Mill has received, including the National Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School Award. Dr. Traylor’s devotion to closing the achievement gap for all students is evident as she trains IAs in math interventions, supports the implementation of Math Workshop, and utilizes the coaching cycle to support staff. Thmeaka works with the STEAM Team to create an engaging and creative program that students look forward to weekly. One student recalled, "Dr. Traylor really helps me work well in groups and teaches me about teamwork. She always knows how to help me specifically….without giving me the answer”.

 

2020 Outstanding Professional Employee Finalist

a photo of sharron woodenSharron Wooden
Technology Support Specialist
Poplar Tree Elementary School, Region 5

Sharron is the heart of Poplar Tree Elementary. Her office is the “Tech Depot” - the home of the Paw Tech Squad. One student said, “When you walk into the school, you might feel tired, but when you walk into the Tech Depot and see Ms. Wooden, suddenly you're focused on the moment and ready to do your best.” While her title may not include educating students, what they learn from Sharron is incredibly valuable! Sharron has the ability to address all technology needs with the goal of building capacity as she teaches students and staff on how to solve their challenges. Without Sharron’s leadership and passion, PTES would not be engaging in the powerful learning opportunities that happen daily around the building.

 

2020 Outstanding School-based Professional Employee School Recipients

  • Aldrin Elementary School
    • Eve Davies, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Annandale High School
    • Christina Ferrari, School Social Worker
  • Bailey's Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences
    • Nicole Cassidy, School Based Technology Specialist *
  • Bren Mar Park Elementary School
    • Katerina Fabian, School Psychologist
  • Bull Run Elementary School
    • Rachel Weaver, School Counselor
  • Burke School
    • Edward Foster, Safety and Security Specialist
  • Bush Hill Elementary School
    • Elizabeth DePalma, Student Information Assistant
  • Camelot Elementary School
    • Caitlin Byington, ESOL Teacher
  • Canterbury Woods Elementary School
    • Necole Brown, School Counselor
  • Cardinal Forest Elementary School
    • Michele Meshover, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Centre Ridge Elementary School
    • Lizette Bennett, Title I Resource Teacher *
  • Centreville Elementary School
    • Amy Carey, Reading Teacher
  • Centreville High School
    • Francesca Knight, School Social Worker
  • Chantilly High School
    • Jason Franks, Technology Support Specialist
  • Churchill Road Elementary School
    • Jordan Craig Kuhn, School Based Technology Specialist *
  • Clermont Elementary School
    • Paula Treger, School Counselor
  • Crossfield Elementary School
    • Holly Eelman, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Cunningham Park Elementary School
    • Katherine Doyle, School Social Worker
  • Daniels Run Elementary School
    • Brooke Nichols, School Counselor
  • Davis Career Center,
    • Polly Huh, Independent Living Skills Teacher
  • Dranesville Elementary School
    • Melinda Ryan, School Counselor
  • Eagle View Elementary School
    • Susan Gallagher, School Counselor
  • Edison High School
    • Oscar Zubieta, School Counselor
  • Fairfax County Adult High School (FCAHS)
    • Danielle Van Vlack, Assessment Coach
  • Fairfax High School
    • Donna Leone, School Counselor *
  • Fairfax Villa Elementary School
    • Lisa Clarke, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Fairview Elementary School
    • Becky Johnston, Resource Teacher
  • Flint Hill Elementary School
    • Amy Williams, School Counselor *
  • Floris Elementary School
    • Sarah de Kramer, School Counselor *
  • Fort Belvoir Upper Elementary School
    • Tamala Thompson-Griffin, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Franconia Elementary School
    • Veronica Guillion, School Counselor
  • Franklin Middle School
    • Tammi Bailey-Case, School Counselor
  • Franklin Sherman Elementary School
    • Carrie Reinders, Gifted Education Teacher
  • Freedom Hill Elementary School
    • Tim Scesney, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Frost Middle School
    • Jennifer Zabel, School Psychologist
  • Glasgow Middle School
    • Emily Boydstun, School Counselor
  • Graham Road Elementary School
    • Julie Tillman, Instructional Coach *
  • Haycock Elementary School
    •  Barbara Bosworth, Reading Teacher
  • Hayfield Secondary School
    • Lynette M. Henry, School Counselor
  • Herndon High School
    • Athena Sotirchos, School Counselor *
  • Hollin Meadows Elementary School
    • Joshua Rocheh, School Counselor *
  • Holmes Middle School
    • Torey Diggs, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Hughes Middle School
    • Danna Hailfinger, Instructional Coach
  • Interagency Alternative Schools
    • Deanne Lyon, Curriculum Resource Teacher, IAS
  • Irving Middle School
    • Michael Greene, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Island Creek Elementary School
    • Stefanie Shelesky, School Counselor *
  • James Madison High School
    • Kurt L. Kohls, Technology Support Specialist
  • Justice High School
    • Shari Winston, School Counselor
  • Keene Mill Elementary School
    • Thmeaka Traylor, Instructional Coach *
  • Kent Gardens Elementary School
    • Sarah Talley, School Based Technology Specialist *
  • Key Center
    • Trevor Thibeault, Peer Counseling Teacher
  • Kilmer Center
    • Stacy Ulrich, Resource Teacher, Special Education
  • Kilmer Middle School
    • Jackie Khoury, School Counselor
  • Lake Anne Elementary School
    • Caitlin Penning, School Counselor
  • Lake Braddock Secondary School
    • Kristin Girardin, School Counselor *
  • Lane Elementary School
    • Jamie Holtzman, School Counselor
  • Langley High School
    • Hannah Wolff, College and Career Specialist
  • Lanier Middle School
    • Liz Velazco, School Counselor
  • Laurel Ridge Elementary School
    • Kara Landefeld, School Social Worker
  • Lees Corner Elementary School
    • Olivia Yellen, School Social Worker
  • Lemon Road Elementary School
    • Mike Murphy, Technology Support Specialist
  • Lewis High School
    • Amy Lee, Systems of Support Advisor
  • Liberty Middle School
    • Shane Zavala, School Based Technology Specialist
  • London Towne Elementary School
    • Rachel Lanier, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Longfellow Middle School
    • Brian Eastman, Technology Support Specialist
  • Louise Archer Elementary School
    • Chris Jacobs, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Luther Jackson Middle School
    • Bonny Song, Technology Support Specialist
  • Lynbrook Elementary
    • Anne Lee, School Counselor *
  • Mantua Elementary School
    • Diane Baker Grice, Reading Teacher
  • Marshall High School
    • Kim Shahin, School Based Technology Specialist *
  • Marshall Road Elementary School
    • Graeme Jennison, Reading Teacher
  • McLean High School
    • Nishi Langhorne, School Based Technology Specialist
  • McNair Elementary School
    • Ayman Abourakty, Technology Support Specialist
  • Mosby Woods Elementary School
    • Laura Zinn, School Counselor *
  • Mount Eagle Elementary School
    • Elizabeth Laster, School Social Worker
  • Mount Vernon High School
    • Katrina Tran, Assessment Coach
  • Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School
    • Erika J. Williams, Instructional Coach
  • Mountain View Alternative High School
    • Jill Fazio, School Social Worker
  • Navy Elementary School
    • John Kelly, Technology Support Specialist
  • Oak Hill Elementary School
    • Kimberly Gallagher, School Counselor
  • Oak View Elementary School
    • Angie Leonard, School Counselor
  • Oakton Elementary School
    • Jonelle Shipley, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Oakton High School
    • Leo Colgan, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Olde Creek Elementary School
    • Ellen Goldberger, School Psychologist *
  • Orange Hunt Elementary School
    • Suzanne Sousa, School Counselor
  • Poplar Tree Elementary School
    • Sharron Wooden, Technology Support Specialist *
  • Providence Elementary School
    • Sarah Phillips, Instructional Coach
  • Riverside Elementary School
    • Rachel Lombardo, School Counselor
  • Robinson Secondary School, High School
    • James B. Carter, Jr., School Counselor *
  • Robinson Secondary School, Middle School
    • Dolores F. Malloy, School Counselor
  • Rocky Run Middle School
    • Mary Wescott, School Social Worker
  • Rolling Valley Elementary School
    • Suzy Penn, Literacy Coach
  • Rose Hill Elementary School
    • Mary Flint, Reading Specialist
  • Saratoga Elementary School
    • Meredith Braithwaite, School Psychologist
  • Shrevewood Elementary School
    • Brittany Rogers, Instructional Coach
  • Silverbrook Elementary School
    • Carmen Pangelinan, School Counselor
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
    • Erinn Burakow, Speech Language Pathologist
  • South County High School
    • RC Gamble, Safety & Security Specialist
  • South County Middle School
    • Jennice Johnson, School Counselor *
  • South Lakes High School
    • Lauren Griffin, School Counselor *
  • Springfield Estates Elementary School
    • Leslie Miller, Title I Math Resource Teacher
  • Stone Middle School
    • Alison Costanza, School Based Technology Specialist
  • Terraset Elementary School
    • Bettina Forman, Reading Specialist
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
    • Susan Martinez, School Counselor *
  • Timber Lane Elementary School
    • Nikki Hunjan, Speech Pathologist
  • Twain Middle School
    • Marie Danosos, School Counselor *
  • Union Mill Elementary School
    • Jordan Loftis, Resource Teacher
  • Waples Mill Elementary School
    • Sally Cao, School Counselor
  • West Potomac High School
    • Sejal Parekh, Technical Support Specialist
  • West Springfield Elementary School
    • Adam Rice, School Based Technology Specialist
  • West Springfield High School
    • Daphne Vaccarello, School Counselor
  • Westbriar Elementary School
    • Karen Fuselier, Librarian
  • Westfield High School
    • Bobbi Snyder, School Counselor
  • Westgate Elementary School
    • Monica Amaya, Instructional Assistant
  • Weyanoke Elementary School
    • Tina Skorski, School Counselor *
  • Whitman Middle School
    • Nathan Beard, Resource Teacher *
  • Woodley Hills Elementary School
    • Amy DiBenedetto, Reading Specialist

* Denotes Pyramid-Level Recipient

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