Ms. Lafond Recognized as FCPS 2022 Region 2 Outstanding New Teacher
Congratulations to first grade teacher Megan Lafond who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 2 Outstanding Elementary New Teacher and one of the five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Elementary New Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.
When stepping into Megan’s first grade inclusion classroom, you can immediately feel the impact of her presence on her students and staff alike. In the words of her colleague, "She has put the emotional wellbeing of her students first, creating a positive, welcoming environment in her classroom and making sure that students feel that they are a valued member of the classroom and is continually creating hands-on and virtual instructional supports for her class and her team.” With her co-teacher, Megan continually shares resources, lesson plans and ideas to engage with all members of her school community. Every day she walks into the classroom, she exudes a confidence that inspires and motivates every child to be their very best self.
"Megan is continually creating hands-on and virtual instructional supports for her class and her team. She shares the work that she does so that the range of teachers and students benefiting from her creative resources is always expanding."
"Megan makes an effort to get to know each student and she strives to include a range of diverse resources (books, images, etc.) in her teaching so that each student can see themselves represented in her instruction."
"She has put the emotional well-being of her students first, creating a positive, welcoming environment in her classroom and making sure that each student feels that they are a valued member of the classroom community."
"Megan's young scholars love her because she acknowledges their individuality and purposefully addresses their needs."
Congratulations to the other Braddock Elementary School staff members recognized.
Outstanding Teacher School-level Recipient
- Tiffany Sivells, Third-Grade Teacher
Outstanding Professional Employee Pyramid-level and School-level Recipient
- Jacquelyn Vereen, Reading Recovery Teacher
Outstanding Operational Employee School-level Recipient
- Nahid Shokrinasab, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
Outstanding School-Based Leader School-level Recipient
- Resheeda Hinkson, MTSS Coach
Thank you to Taiia Clarke for all of his hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.