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Pete Cookson Named 2020 Outstanding Elementary Teacher, Howard Brewer Named 2020 Outstanding Secondary Teacher

October 22, 2020
Pete Cookson, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) teacher at Laurel Hill Elementary School, has been named Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) 2020 Outstanding Elementary Teacher, and Howard Brewer, Lead Teacher—English teacher at the Transition Support Resource Center (TSRC) at Bryant High School, an Interagency Alternative School, has been named FCPS 2020 Outstanding Secondary Teacher.

Westfield HS English Teacher Wins NCTE Award

October 20, 2020
Deborah Van Trees, an English teacher at Westfield High, received the 2020 English Language Arts Teacher Educators James Moffett Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Two Schools Named 2020 Purple Star Schools

October 20, 2020
Two Fairfax County public schools have been recognized by the Virginia Department of Education as 2020 Purple Star schools for demonstrating their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families.