Ms. Thompson Recognized as FCPS 2022 Region 3 Outstanding Secondary Teacher

Four Additional Key Middle School Staff Members Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
June 08, 2022

shiho thompsonCongratulations to ESOL teacher Shiho Thompson who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 3 Outstanding Secondary Teacher and one of six finalists for the 2022 Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award!

In her 15 years as an ESOL teacher, Shiho has been a dedicated advocate for her students. She is committed to providing an equitable and supportive environment for English learners throughout the school. Through her thoughtful lessons, Shiho strives to help her students develop and make sense of their own identities in the context of history and real-world events. She welcomes the challenge of planning and delivering engaging lessons that are appropriately scaffolded, yet authentic and rigorous. Beyond the classroom, Shiho loves collaborating with her colleagues, counselor, parent liaison, and administrators to strengthen student and family engagement. As one colleague noted, “Her unique style gives students a sense of belonging while ensuring high standards in both curriculum and expectations.”


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

Outstanding Secondary New Teacher School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Gretchen Wisbey, Learning Disabilities Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Suad Abdulle, Instructional Assistant

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Danna Hailfinger, Instructional Coach

Outstanding School-Based Leader School-Level Recipient

  • Danielle Tillman, Assistant Principal

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