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Falls Church City Public Schools Announces Agnes Meyer Nominees

Peter Laub (right), the journalism and creative writing teacher at Mason, was one of nine Falls Church City Public School teachers nominated for the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award. (Photo: Courtesy of FCCPS)
Peter Laub (right), the journalism and creative writing teacher at Mason, was one of nine Falls Church City Public School teachers nominated for the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award. Here is with two of students who nominated him,senior Daniel Donovan (left) and junior Melissa Johnson (center). (Photo: Courtesy of FCCPS Communications)

Nine veteran Falls Church City Public Schools teachers have been nominated to receive the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award. Each year, the award is given to one teacher from each school district in the region.

Kimberly Cherry, a special education teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Beth Green, an enrichment specialist at Thomas Jefferson and Mt. Daniel Elementary Schools, Nan Hof, a kindergarten teacher at Mt. Daniel, Sharon Lightbourne, a first grade teacher at Mt. Daniel and Karen Ritchey, a fifth grade teacher at Thomas Jefferson, were all nominated for the Agnes Meyer award.

Beth Green (right), an enrichment specialist at Thomas Jefferson and Mt. Daniel Elementary Schools, with Komal Bazaz Smith, the parent who nominated her for the Agnes Meyer award. (Photo: Courtesy of FCCPS)
Beth Green (right), an enrichment specialist at Thomas Jefferson and Mt. Daniel Elementary Schools, with Komal Bazaz Smith, the parent who nominated her for the Agnes Meyer award. (Photo: Courtesy of FCCPS Communications)

Farrell Kelly, an eighth grade English teacher at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, Judy Knoke, a math teacher at George Mason High School, Peter Laub, a journalism and creative writing teacher at Mason, and Maureen Smith, another math teacher at Mason, were also nominated.

Falls Church City Public Schools Dr. Toni Jones (left) and Mason assistant principal Matt Hills (right) with Agnes Meyer nominee Judy Knoke, a math teacher at Mason.
Falls Church City Public Schools Dr. Toni Jones (left) and Mason assistant principal Matt Hills (right) with Agnes Meyer nominee Judy Knoke, a math teacher at Mason.

The winning teacher will be announced by The Washington Post this spring and will receive a cash prize from the Post. All of the nominees will be recognized by the school board at a reception in the spring and have been invited to the Falls Church Education Foundation Gala in May.

More information about the teachers who were nominated and comments about them from Falls Church City Public Schools parents, students, teachers and staff can be found at fccps.org.