Ms. Wilson-Vogel Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 5 Outstanding Elementary Teacher

Ms. Torres, Ms. Wells, Ms. Lee, and Ms. Sobeski Also Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
Spotlight
June 08, 2022

kaitlin wilson-vogelCongratulations to learning disabilities teacher Kaitlin Wilson-Vogel who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 5 Outstanding Elementary Teacher and one of the five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Elementary Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

As much a passionate teacher as she is a trusted leader, Kaitlin has made a lasting impact on past and present students, families, and colleagues. “Students are undoubtedly touched forever by Kaitlin’s love for them,” said a colleague. She instills a sense of belonging for all, embraces diversity, and keeps equity at the center of decision-making at Fairfax Villa. Kaitlin believes in the power of authentic inclusion, advocacy, and partnership with families. Another teacher describes Kaitlin as having a “rare drive and determination to form lasting, positive relationships.” Kaitlin contributes valuable expertise while instilling in others a desire to improve student results. Her caring relationships and humble demeanor have endeared her to students, parents, and staff alike.

Congratulations to the following Fairfax Villa Elementary School staff members who were also recognized at this year's FCPS Honors Ceremony!

Outstanding Elementary New Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Melissa Torres, Music Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Karen Wells, Administrative Assistant II

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Nicole Lee, Resource Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Leader School-Level Recipient

  • Shelia Sobeski, Assistant Principal

Thank you to Barbara Schmidt for all of her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.