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7 Teachers Nominated for '10 Agnes Meyer Award Print E-mail
Written by FCCPS Communications   
Wednesday, 03 February 2010 15:59

Most days, teachers would worry if the superintendent, the school principal and other administrators showed up in their classroom unannounced. Today, the surprise visits were cause for celebration as the 2010 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award nominees were announced. Dr. Lois Berlin presented each of this year’s nominees with a bouquet of flowers and their nomination packets containing letters of praise from students, parents and colleagues.

The Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award is sponsored by the Washington Post and recognizes outstanding teachers in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area.

2010 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Nominees


barryMaryelMaryel Barry
6th Grade Teacher
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

“ Her dynamic teaching style makes students listen attentively to her, whether it’s reading poetry or diagramming sentences….” – Lynn Varshneya, MEH 6th Grade Teacher




chincheckTammyTammy Chincheck
History Teacher
George Mason High School

“ Ms. Chincheck’s terrific ability to make each and every class a fascinating new adventure sparks from the fact that she too is a ‘student of history’ and has never stopped learning.” – Matthew Baker, GMHS Junior




greinerNathanNathan Greiner
Physical Education Teacher
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

“ Mr. Greiner’s blend of instructional, organizational and human resource skills comes ‘packaged’ in a wonderfully friendly, witty, sincere and caring human being.” – Vicki Galliher, K-12 Health/P.E. Curriculum Instructional Resource Teacher (CIRT)




robargeMarcMarc Robarge
Photography and Art Teacher
George Mason High School

“ Art is an extraordinary subject, one that deserves the kind of passion and commitment that Marc Robarge delivers in his classroom.” – Maria Shields, GMHS Art Teacher





seabridgeJeanneJeanne Seabridge
Career and Technical Education Teacher
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

“ There have been several instances where I have witnessed first-hand how she is so willing to give up her planning and lunch break to help a student catch up or to help them with an extended activity.”

– Angelina Doolittle, MEH 7th Grade Science Teacher




shieldsMariaMaria Shields
Art Teacher
George Mason High School

“ Maria’s classroom environment is open and relaxing, essential for anticipating and understanding individual needs, fostering student self-esteem and promoting self-expression….” – Bridget Dean-Pratt, GMHS Teacher





steinAlissaAlissa Stein
English Teacher
George Mason High School

“ With every poem we’ve come across in class, Mrs. Stein is able to make the meaning clear, and has revealed that analyzing poems and literature is actually really fun.”” – Katrina Snyder, GMHS Senior




The winning teacher will be announced by the Washington Post this spring, and he or she will receive a cash award from the Post. The winner and nominees will be recognized by the school board at a reception in the spring.



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