Outstanding School-based Operational Employee Finalists and School Recipients

The outstanding school-based operational employees recognized at 2019 FCPS Honors

2019 Outstanding Support Employee 

Celine Sinclair-Peebles, Instructional Assistant, Transition Support Resource Center, Non-Region

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Every morning as students enter TSRC Fairfax, they are greeted with a warm smile from Celine Sinclair-Peebles.  “The students cannot help but smile when they see the positivity radiating from her. ” stated one of her TSRC-Fairfax colleagues.  Some students have emotional withdrawals, probation officers, and most come from unstable homes.  Celine deposits sage life advice, a shoulder to cry on, and establishes relationships. She builds resumes, brings motivational speakers and job recruiters.  Celine gives students a sense of belonging and an opportunity to achieve. She manages students in classrooms enrolled up to five different courses including ESOL at one time.  Celine is dedicated to student achievement, the Kids at Hope and Spirit Committees, and planning student celebrations like Thanksgiving and Creative Arts.

 

2019 Outstanding Support Employee Finalist      

Jayme Harris, Instructional Assistant, Glasgow Middle School, Region 2

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Jayme is known to most of the students at Glasgow Middle School.  She is present every day greeting students with a smile and offering encouragement. She has shared her story of her education difficulties and lets them know that like her, they can achieve their goals. She is the assistant in the after school program and is always active with the students be it working on homework or her favorite pick-up basketball games. Throughout the after school day, "Miss Jayme, Miss Jayme," can be heard. The students gravitate to her and each one leaves feeling more secure and confident. Jayme is the best instructional assistant one could hope for. Both the students and teachers know and appreciate it!

 

 

2019 Outstanding Support Employee Finalist      

Edward Kear, Building Supervisor, Laurel Hill Elementary School, Region 4

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Edward is a hardworking, kind, and caring individual. During lunchtime, Edward makes it a point to connect with the students by walking around the cafeteria and encouraging them to finish their food so they aren’t hungry later. Edward takes pride in maintaining a clean, beautiful, and safe school environment that welcomes the faculty, students, parents, and community who enter the building. His number one goal is to make sure Laurel Hill Elementary School is a great school for the kids in Fairfax County. He cares deeply about the students, teachers, and administrators at Laurel Hill and it shows every day in his work. 

 

 

2019 Outstanding Support Employee Finalist      

Julio Ramirez Rivera, Custodian II, Herndon High School, Region 1

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Dedicated, enthusiastic, and goal-oriented are just some of the words used to describe Julio. In his short time at Herndon High School, Julio has impressed the faculty and staff with his hard work ethic and positive demeanor. As a Herndon High School graduate Julio constantly strives to give back to the school that once gave him so much.  Julio meets all work requests with a smile on his face and eagerness to help others. He is constantly going above and beyond the task at hand and is the first person to offer his assistance. His colleagues are excited to see what the future has in store for such a motivated and assiduous member of Fairfax County Public Schools.

 


2019 Outstanding Support Employee Finalist      

a photo of Phyllis WheelerPhyllis Wheeler, Office Assistant, Willow Springs Elementary School, Region 5

Phyllis is “one of those special people who gets things done”.  Coupled with her unparalleled contributions, she builds strong relationships that have a profound and lasting impact on students and her school community. Phyllis consistently supports teachers to make their jobs easier. To benefit students, she led a complete remodel of the school library, and her Local Screening organization and Special Education records have set a benchmark in FCPS. A coworker recently stated, “There isn’t an area of our school that hasn’t improved when Phyllis takes it upon herself to add her personal touch. If I could make up a title that more accurately describes what Phyllis does, it would be School Ambassador Extraordinaire or CESO (Chief Everything School Officer).”

 

 

a photo of princessa williamson2019 Outstanding Support Employee Finalist      

Princessa Williamson, Instructional Assistant, Quander Road School, Region 3

Princessa is dedicated and committed to uplifting her school community by identifying gaps and innovatively creating solutions through building relationships between students and staff.  She feels that when students are engaged in the community, their overall school experience is overwhelmingly positive and yields positive academic progress.  In 2013, when she founded the Blossoming Beauties, a student group that engages in team-building activities as well as school and community projects, she saw a need in her school and the community.  The Blossoming Beauties program empowers female students to learn social/emotional skills while giving back to their communities and teaches girls about how important it is to give back even when their situations aren’t the best. 

 

 

2019 Outstanding School-based Support Employee School Recipients

 

  • Annandale High School
    • Delvern Davey, Custodian
  • Annandale Terrace Elementary School
    • Angela Aldave, Parent Liaison *
  • Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences
    • Elias Markez, Instructional Assistant
  • Bonnie Brae Elementary School
    • Aura Ortiz, Custodian *
  • Bren Mar Park Elementary School
    • Alice Lim, Instructional Assistant
  • Brookfield Elementary School
    • Ana Delossantos, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
  • Bryant High School
    • Veronica Gonzales, Administrative  Assistant
  • Bull Run Elementary School
    • Mary Obarowski, Office Assistant
  • Burke School
    • Arthur Williams, Instructional Assistant *
  • Bush Hill Elementary School
    • Elizabeth DePalma, Student Information Assistant
  • Camelot Elementary school
    • Lisa Higdon, Instructional Assistant
  • Canterbury Woods Elementary School
    • Becca Smith, Kindergarten Assistant
  • Centre Ridge Elementary School
    • Cecelia Belyea, Instructional Assistant
  • Centreville Elementary School
    • Jean Dellinger, Instructional Assistant *
  • Centreville High School
    • Tina Ranslem, Office Assistant
  • Cherry Run Elementary School
    • Vicky Williams, Student Information Assistant
  • Chesterbrook Elementary School
    • Dave Troskey, Student Information Assistant *
  • Churchill Road Elementary School
    • Kim Moran, Office Assistant
  • Clermont Elementary School
    • Katherine Simmons, Student Information Assistant
  • Cooper Middle School
    • Annie Eisman, Student Services Assistant
  • Crossfield Elementary School
    • Marco Talotta, Public Health Training Assistant
  • Davis Career Center
    • Rhonda M. Campbell, Public Health Training Assistant
  • Deer Park Elementary School
    • Laurie Holmberg, Instructional Assistant *
  • Dogwood Elementary School
    • Evie Rodriguez, Office Assistant *
  • Dranesville Elementary School
    • Mariela Bradley, Administrative Assistant
  • Eagle View Elementary School
    • Jill Boddie, Office Assistant
  • Fairfax High School
    • Laura Beatty, Administrative Assistant
  • Fairfax Villa Elementary School
    • Karen Wells, Office Assistant
  • Fairhill Elementary School
    • Terri Lynn Damon, Administrative Assistant
  • Fairview Elementary School
    • Janice Brooks, Administrative Assistant
  • Falls Church High School
    • Carolina Dotel, Parent Liaison
  • Flint Hill Elementary School
    • Shirley Eason, Student Information Assistant *
  • Floris Elementary School
    • Dee Dee Grannum, Office Assistant
  • Forest Edge Elementary School
    • Monique Berkeley, Administrative Assistant
  • Forestdale Elementary School
    • Hanae Coutrier, Kindergarten Assistant
  • Fort Belvoir Primary School
    • Solibel Rose, Administrative Assistant
  • Fort Hunt Elementary School
    • Izza McDonald, Instructional Assistant
  • Fox Mill Elementary School
    • Maria Siles, Building Supervisor
  • Franconia Elementary School
    • Carol Daniels, Instructional Assistant
  • Franklin Middle School
    • Cecilia Goldstein, Parent Liaison
  • Freedom Hill Elementary School
    • Carolina Guzman, Special Education Instructional Assistant
  • Glasgow Middle School
    • Jayme Harris, Instructional Assistant *
  • Graham Road Elementary School
    • Ellen Jenkins, Administrative Assistant
  • Great Falls Elementary School
    • Felicito Arana, Building Supervisor *
  • Greenbriar West Elementary School
    • Rita Updike, Special Education Instructional Assistant *
  • Groveton Elementary School
    • Esperanza Ruiz, Parent Liaison
  • Gunston Elementary School
    • Lynn Warner, Office Assistant
  • Halley Elementary School
    • Linette Bryant, Instructional Assistant
  • Haycock Elementary School
    • Cathy Fitzner, Instructional Assistant
  • Hayfield Elementary School
    • Shannon Erickson,  Instructional Assistant
  • Hayfield Secondary School
    • Patricia Bohlin, Finance Technician *
  • Herndon Elementary School
    • Molly Laverty, Instructional Assistant
  • Herndon High School
    • Julio Ramirez Rivera, Custodian *
  • Hollin Meadows Elementary School
    • Orlando Diaz, Building Supervisor
  • Holmes Middle School
    • Thomas Banks, Safety and Security Assistant
  • Hunt Valley Elementary School
    • Nolvia Chiquillo, Public Health Training Assistant *
  • Interagency Alternative Schools
    • Celine Sinclair-Peebles, Instructional Assistant *
  • Island Creek Elementary School
    • Julia Mosher, Instructional Assistant
  • Key Center
    • Nora Brosnan, Public Health Training Assistant *
  • Key Middle School
    • Blanca Reyes Chicas, Public Health Training Assistant
  • Kilmer Center
    • Maria Sanchez De Funes, Public Health Attendant
  • Kings Glen Elementary School
    • Peter Henry, ABA Instructional Assistant
  • Kings Park Elementary School
    • Nancy Sawicki, Student Information Assistant
  • Lake Anne Elementary School
    • Melinda Rivas, Student Information Assistant
  • Lane Elementary School
    • April Scherer, Instructional Assistant
  • Langley High School
    • Ronnie Morrow-Drummond, Student Information Assistant
  • Lanier Middle School
    • Kara Payne, Office Assistant
  • Laurel Hill Elementary School
    • Edward Kear, Building Supervisor *
  • Lees Corner Elementary School
    • Meg Curry, Office Assistant
  • Lemon Road Elementary School
    • Julia Vargas, Instructional Assistant *
  • Liberty Middle School
    • Veronica Shields, Instructional Assistant
  • Longfellow Middle School
    • Frank Stevens, Safety and Security Assistant
  • Lorton Station Elementary School
    • Lisa O'Dell Boettinger, Administrative Assistant II
  • Louise Archer Elementary School
    • Jin Lee, Instructional Assistant
  • Luther Jackson Middle School
    • Monica Iskander, Administrative Assistant *
  • Lynbrook Elementary School
    • Maggie Perez-Rives, Parent Resource Center Coordinator
  • Madison High School
    • Lori Grossmann, Administrative Assistant
  • Mantua Elementary School
    • Lynette Curran, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant *
  • Marshall High School
    • Shernette Dixon-Dalhouse, Instructional Assistant
  • Marshall Road Elementary School
    • Jason Duston, Custodian
  • Mount Eagle Elementary School
    • Renae Polovchik, Public Health Training Assistant
  • Mount Vernon Woods Elementary School
    • Carmen Jeannette Little, Parent Liaison
  • Mountain View High School
    • Maria Lopez, Custodian
  • Newington Forest Elementary School
    • Robin Anstice, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
  • Oak Hill Elementary School
    • Baljeet Kaur, Instructional Assistant
  • Oak View Elementary School
    • Kelly Van Parys, Instructional Assistant
  • Oakton Elementary School
    • Erin Doyle, Office Assistant *
  • Oakton High School
    • David Slabaugh, Building Engineer
  • Olde Creek Elementary School
    • Ann Platenkamp, Administrative Assistant
  • Poplar Tree Elementary School
    • Nhu L. Nguyen, Public Health Training Assistant
  • Providence Elementary School
    • Matthew Barber, ABA Instructional Assistant
  • Quander Road School
    • Princessa Williamson, Instructional Assistant *
  • Ravensworth Elementary School
    • Pam Miller, Instructional Assistant
  • Riverside Elementary School
    • Amy Dodson, Instructional Assistant *
  • Robinson Secondary School
    • Maria Skold Mukai, Administrative Assistant
  • Rocky Run Middle School
    • Claudia Dougherty, Instructional Assistant
  • Rolling Valley Elementary School
    • Laura Adames, Kindergarten Assistant
  • Rose Hill Elementary School
    • Juanita Rogers, Office Assistant
  • Sangster Elementary School
    • Jane Huh, Building Supervisor
  • Saratoga Elementary School
    • Alex Diawuo, Custodian
  • Shrevewood Elementary School
    • Phuntsok Tsering, Instructional Assistant
  • Silverbrook Elementary School
    • Jennifer McCord, Office Assistant
  • Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
    • Yenis Rivera Araujo, Building Supervisor
  • South County High School
    • KK Yeboah, Custodian
  • South County Middle School
    • Maria Perry, Administrative Assistant
  • South Lakes High School
    • Traci Waller, Safety & Security Assistant
  • Springfield Estates Elementary School
    • Kim Wilson, Library Office Assistant
  • Stone Middle School
    • Charissa Payne, Instructional Assistant
  • Terra Centre Elementary School
    • Sandi Smith, Kindergarten Assistant
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
    • Kathy Young, Administrative Assistant *
  • Union Mill Elementary School
    • Kathy Frongello, Instructional Assistant
  • Wakefield Forest Elementary School
    • Karen S. Holmes, Student Information Assistant
  • Walt Whitman Middle School
    • Luisa Y. Ramirez, Custodian
  • Waynewood Elementary School
    • Leslie Edgar, Kindergarten Assistant
  • West Springfield High School
    • Kristin Salvato, Administrative Assistant
  • Westbriar Elementary School
    • Kathryn Cargill, Office Assistant
  • Westfield High School
    • Denise Bushnell, Instructional Assistant
  • Westgate Elementary School
    • Teresa Machado, Assistant Building Supervisor
  • Weyanoke Elementary School
    • Tabinda Anwar, Instructional Assistant
  • Willow Springs Elementary School
    • Phyllis Wheeler, Office Assistant *
  • Woodburn School for the Fine and Communicative Arts
    • Sarah Villegas, Food Services Kitchen Manager
  • Woodlawn Elementary School
    • Asma Nimer, Instructional Assistant
  • Woodson High School
    • Alexa Pugnetti, Administrative Assistant

* Denotes Pyramid-Level Recipient

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