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Mason English Teacher Wins 2012 Agnes Meyer Award

A nine-year veteran educator from George Mason High School is one of this year’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award recipients. The Washington Post recognized English department chair and teacher Karin Tooze as one of the finest teachers in the region by naming her the winner from Falls Church City.

Tooze’s tenure with the Falls Church City Public Schools started in August 2003. In addition to teaching both general and International Baccalaureate English classes, Tooze is the Writing Lab instructor, Future Educators of America sponsor, and the Rhetoric Club sponsor. She also volunteers for the school in numerous events.

Tooze earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Taylor University in Indiana and a Master of Arts in English from George Mason University.

Tooze is among seven Falls Church City Public Schools teachers nominated for the award. She and all the nominees will be recognized by the School Board at a reception on May 17 at 4 p.m. at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School.