21 Honored at Washington Post With Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards
Twenty-one educators from across the region were honored yesterday evening in a reception at The Washington Post's headquarters as winners of the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards.
Nineteen were from public school systems, one from a private school and one from D.C. public charter schools. They were:
Elizabeth Castillo, sixth-grade science teacher at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington County; Andrea Fowler, special education teacher at Smallwood Elementary School in Anne Arundel County; Amy Harding-Wright, preschool special education teacher at Mount Daniel School in Falls Church; Jim Jenkins, fourth-grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary School in Loudoun County; Diane Kolata, fifth-grade reading/language arts teacher at Chevy Chase Elementary School in Montgomery County; Allyson Kurtz, special education teacher at Cougar Elementary School in Manassas Park; Laura Lacey, history teacher at Brooke Point High School in Stafford County; Jennifer Larsen, first-grade teacher at George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria; Brian Maceyak, special education teacher at Mayfield Intermediate School in Manassas; Aris Pangilinan, math teacher at H.D. Woodson High School in the District; Francis Payne, social studies teacher at Falls Church High School in Fairfax County; Daniel Pereira, English teacher at the private GW Community School in Springfield; Jeff Pingrey, biology teacher at Cedar Lee Middle School in Fauquier County; Kathryn Procope, math teacher at Maya Angelou Public Charter School in the District; Kimberly Reynolds, math teacher at Leonardtown High School in St. Mary's County; Melaney Sanchez, fifth-grade teacher at Sunderland Elementary School in Calvert County; Samantha Shelton, life skills teacher at Milton M. Somers Middle School in Charles County; Ronae Smith, fifth-grade teacher at Cool Spring Elementary School in Prince George's County; Tracey Spillman, resource teacher for gifted and talented students at Lime Kiln Middle School in Howard County; Andrew Stanley, history teacher at C.D. Hylton High School in Prince William County; and Bonnie Velasco, art teacher at Kemptown Elementary School in Frederick County, Md.