Ms. Williamson Recognized as the FCPS 2021 Region 2 Outstanding Elementary New Teacher

Ms. Vergara, Ms. Wisotzkey, and Ms. Snyder Also Recognized at FCPS Honors

By Department of Human Resources
June 10, 2021

kristen williamsonCongratulations to Learning Disabilities Teacher Kristen Williamson who was recognized as the FCPS 2021 Region 2 Outstanding Elementary New Teacher and one of the five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Elementary New Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at Jiffy Lube Live on June 9th.

Kristen’s priorities as an educator are advocacy and the promise of intervention along with access to grade-level instruction for students with disabilities. Students learn that “disability” can be a superpower when Kristen incorporates their pre-existing strengths into learning opportunities, so students gain new skills and confidence. Kristen has vertical knowledge of the curriculum and continues to research instructional innovations to benefit her students. Data-driven approaches ensure instruction is meaningful for, and in, students’ zones of proximal development. Kristen builds and maintains relationships with students and caretakers to help meet social-emotional needs. Students know “Ms. Williamson” is a person they can always turn to for a bright moment in their day or to support them academically and emotionally.

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

  • Jessica Vergara, Office Assistant

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Laura Wisotzkey, School Psychologist

Outstanding Elementary Teacher School-Level Recipient

  • Elizabeth Snyder, First Grade Teacher

Thank you to Matthew Salerno for all of his hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.