Mr. Fredericks Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher

Five Additional Staff Members Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
June 08, 2022

matthew fredericksCongratulations to health & physical education teacher Matthew Fredericks who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

Despite the challenges of starting his career during the pandemic, Matt had a very successful first year teaching. He is one of the kindest, most patient educators you could hope to have in a school. He is always positive, relaxed, and willing to help with any task, no matter how big or small. He builds exceptionally strong relationships by using his content to connect to students’ lives. “He spends valuable time building relationships,” a colleague noted, “because he knows that students will work hard for a teacher that cares about them.” In addition to his compassion for his students, Matt supports his colleagues as the wellness liaison for his school and a member of the AVID committee.

Congratulations to our following staff members who were also recognized at this year's FCPS Honors Ceremony!

Outstanding School-based Operational Employee School-level Recipient

  • Edwin Rodriguez, Operating Engineer I

Outstanding School-based Professional Employee School-level Recipient

  • Laura Vagts, Learning Disabilities Teacher

Outstanding School-based Leader School-level Recipient

  • Amy Smith, Assistant Principal

Outstanding Secondary Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Dwayne Braxton, Learning Disabilities Teacher

Outstanding Principal Nominee

  • Aimee Monticchio

Thank you to Amy Smith for all of their hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.