Several Prince William educators will be honored for their service to the community in an upcoming ceremony.
According to a release, 29 teachers have been nominated for the Prince William County Schools’ (PWCS) Teacher of the Year award, and two principals have been nominated for the PWCS Principal of the Year award.
The nominees and winners will be recognized at a ceremony on January 30 at 6 p.m. at Colgan High School in Manassas.
More on the award judging criteria, from a release:
Teacher packets will be evaluated based on award criteria including the teacher’s ability to instill in students a desire to learn and achieve; understand the individual needs of students; and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of subject matter, and have the ability to share it effectively with students.
Criteria for selection of the Principal of the Year include ability to manage effectively, demonstrate and encourage creativity and innovation, foster cooperation between the school and the community, encourage team spirit, demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment, and continue to play an active role in the classroom.
Here are the nominated educators and administrators:
Christina Badorrek, Patriot High School
Katherine Brush, Loch Lomond Elementary School
Maureen Burns, Bennett Elementary School
Jennifer Dittamo, King Elementary School
Jason Fairman, Gainesville Middle School
Sarah Gilbert, T. Clay Wood Elementary School
Starr Granby, Minnieville Elementary School
Allison Holzgang, Colgan High School
Mary Hubbell, Buckland Mills Elementary School
Mary Hustwayte, Pattie Elementary School
Perpetua Magalhaes, Stonewall Jackson High School
Katrina Martino, Graham Park Middle School
Andrew McCarthy, Woodbridge High School
Jennifer Nemec, Osbourn Park High School
Ashley Olsen-Potthast, Buckland Mills Elementary School
Shari Partridge, Mullen Elementary School
Michelle Pucci, Buckland Mills Elementary School
Michael Pullum, Forest Park High School
Sandra Robertson, T. Clay Wood Elementary School
Robert Scott, Osbourn Park High School
Erin Travis, Mullen Elementary School
John Treadwell, Colgan High School
Johnna Tselides, Piney Branch Elementary School
Michael Viola, Woodbridge High School
Kelly Wheeler, Minnieville Elementary School
Cynthia Williams, New Directions Alternative Center
Lavonda Wortham, Potomac High School
Anthony Wyman, Hylton High School
Jennifer Young, Ashland Elementary School
Andrew Buchheit, T. Clay Wood Elementary School
Robert Eichorn, New Directions (Independence Nontraditional School)