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School News & Notes: December 24 – 30, 2009

Fairfax County Teachers Earn Certification

Susan Manley of McLean High School was among 35 Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) teachers who earned national board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2009.

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BRIAN A. RUBILAR (middle) of J.E.B. Stuart High graduated from the Commonwealth ChalleNGe program last week at Ocean Lakes High. The boys’ class, Class 31, had 160 graduates, a record for the National Guard-run program geared toward teens who have dropped out of high school or are in danger of doing so. (Photo: Courtesy Sean Ryan)

Manley was joined by Erin Smith (Bailey’s Elementary School), Heather Phythyon (Bren Mar Park Elementary), Lisa Oien (Canterbury Woods Elementary), Luann Hoyseth (Carson Middle), John Downes (Chantilly High), Lucinda Sexton (Daniels Run Elementary), Kimberly Scott (Franklin Middle), Danielle Powers (Frost Middle), Elena Sonnino (Garfield Elementary), Susan Clark Ashton (Gunston Elementary), Deborah Goldman (Halley Elementary), Kerdene Depriest (Kilmer Middle),

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Christian F. Roman Romero (center) of George Mason High graduated from the Commonwealth ChalleNGe program last week at Ocean Lakes High. The boys’ class, Class 31, had 160 graduates, a record for the National Guard-run program geared toward teens who have dropped out of high school or are in danger of doing so. Romero received Gold Phase, the program’s highest standing. (Photo: Courtesy Sean Ryan)

Carol Bolon and Carrie Faxon (Lee High), Margaret Egan (Longfellow Middle), Georgina Chin (McNair Elementary), Valerie Caveney, Michelle Lyttle, Lynette Russo, and Jennifer Trimble (Mount Vernon High), Kimberly Owens (Pine Spring Elementary), April Bailey (Poplar Tree Elementary), Erin Fortenberry and Julie Smith (Ravensworth Elementary), Krishna Belino (Riverside Elementary), Stella Centanni (Rose Hill Elementary), Morgan Greenawalt (Sangster Elementary), Selwyn Lawrence (South Lakes High), Greer Mancuso and Andrea Ogden (Timber Lane Elementary), Gale Mostacciuolo (Wakefield Forest Elementary), Theresa Quinn (Westbriar Elementary) and Jenay Sharp Leach (Woodley Hills Elementary).

Marietta Bradinova, who formerly taught at South County Secondary, earned accreditation as well.