Ms. King Recognized as the FCPS 2021 Region 1 Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee

By Department of Human Resources
June 13, 2021

laura kingCongratulations to our amazing School-Based Technology Specialist Laura King who was recognized as the FCPS 2021 Region 1 Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee and one of the six finalists for the FCPS Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at Jiffy Lube Live on June 9th.

Laura has an automatic, adamant commitment to student and teacher success. The words “no” and “it can’t be done” simply do not exist in her vocabulary. Her door is always open, and she greets everyone with a delightful smile, a kind heart, and endless patience. Laura takes the time to make genuine connections with every student, colleague, family and community member she encounters. She lifts everyone up, celebrates every individual, and works to ensure that they have what they need to thrive. Her mentorship has brightened not only the Hunters Woods Community, but FCPS as a whole. She is a “marigold” and someone that students, families, and staff know they can count on.

laura king with Emily Cope and Sean McCartney
School-Based Technology Specialist Laura King is flanked by Assistant Principal Sean McCartney (left) and Principal Emily Cope (right) at the 2021 FCPS Honors Recognition Ceremony.

Congratulations to our following staff members who were also recognized at this year's FCPS Honors Ceremony!

Outstanding Elementary New Teacher School-Level Recipient

  • Makayla Puzio, Fourth Grade Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Linda Paladeau, Office Assistant

Outstanding Elementary Teacher School-Level Recipient

  • Jill Moore, Second Grade Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Leader School and Pyramid-Level Recipient

  • Sean McCartney, Assistant Principal

Thank you to Cory Epperson for all of the hard work associated with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.