Johnson, Sisler, Six Other Chargers Recognized at FCPS Honors
Congratulations to the following Chantilly High School staff members who were recognized at the 2017 FCPS Honors Ceremony.
2017 Outstanding Principal Finalist
Teresa Johnson, Principal, Chantilly High School, Region 5
At the start of every year, Teresa asks, “How do we continually move the school community forward to meet the needs of students?” She sees it as her responsibility to ensure that the experiences she and her staff are providing at Chantilly are what students need to be successful citizens in an ever changing society and workforce. One such example was bringing the FCPSOn initiative to Chantilly. FCPSOn provided students with a laptop for educational purposes. Johnson says the initiative was good for everyone, enabling teachers to take risks in the classroom and offering more personalized instruction for students. Colleagues say Teresa is generous with her time, open and authentic –the reason Chantilly is what is. Students agree. “Mrs. Johnson has endlessly sacrificed her time in order to provide support for each club, team, and organization in our school,” said one. “Without her endless support and positive attitude, Chantilly High School would not be the same.”
2017 Outstanding School-based Leader Finalist
Margaret Sisler, School Based Technology Specialist, Region 5
Margaret, best known as @TechyMargaret, has a gift for making technology accessible to everyone. At Chantilly, she developed a model to implement FCPSOn that changed the culture of the school and has been replicated countywide. Since people learn differently, she uses multiple social media tools, distributing sketchnotes, blogs and newsletters as well as moderating a Twitter edchat where teachers nationwide discuss instructional strategies. Both teachers and students praise Margaret for meeting them where they are and helping demystify the tech world. Said one student: “She taught me that assisting others with technology is not about who has the most knowledge, but about your people skills and how well you treat others.”
Congratulations also to the other Chantilly High School employees recognized at the event.
Outstanding New Teacher School-level Recipient
- Aaron Margraff (Math Teacher)
Outstanding Teacher School-level Recipient
- Shannon Khatcheressian (Theatre Teacher)
Outstanding Leader School and Pyramid-level Recipient
- Ana Bauserman (Parent Liaison)
Outstanding Support Employee School-level Recipient
- Denise McCormick (Administrative Assistant)
Thank you to Zach Winfrey for all of his hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.