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.
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.
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.