Outstanding Secondary New Teacher

The FCPS Employee Awards recognizing this year's outstanding new secondary school teacher

The process of nominating a candidate for the Outstanding Secondary School New Teacher Award begins at the school level through each school's awards liaison. The awards liaison at each school has information about the nomination process and deadlines. 

Any FCPS employee or community member can nominate a teacher for this award, but employees may not nominate themselves. Eligible candidates must be within the first three years of teaching and must also be aware of and in agreement with this nomination. 

Award Criteria 

Nominees are teachers who:

  • Exhibit superior instructional skills
  • Interact exceptionally well with students
  • Demonstrate excellent ability to communicate and engage with faculty, staff, parents and the community
  • Contribute to one or more of the following Ignite Goals, in the FCPS Strategic Plan:
    • Student Success
    • Caring Culture
    • Premier Workforce
    • Resource Stewardship 

The Selection Process

Awards and Recognition

All nominees will be recognized at the annual FCPS Awards Gala. The FCPS 2020 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher will be announced at the event and will receive $4000. In recognition of collaborative teamwork, award winners and their workplace colleagues will receive a celebration in honor of their contribution to excellence. 

Questions and More Information

Please contact the school's awards liaison with questions or visit the Outstanding Employee Awards web page.  

HR Connection

Question for Human Resources? Submit it through the HR Connection portal or call 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.