FCCPS New Professional Staff for the 2022-23 school year

Falls Church City Public Schools welcomes 36 new professional staff members to #TeamFCCPS this week. 

The annual new teacher and professional orientation began Monday. The remaining staff return on Monday, August 22nd, preparing for the first day of school on August 29th. 


The 2022-23 Class of New Teachers and Professional Staff

Jessie Thackrey Preschool

Angelica Lovelace - Preschool Teacher, Keara Girdner - Preschool Teacher


Mount Daniel Elementary

Natalie Gray - Special Education Teacher, Jordan Kitchen - Kindergarten Teacher, Lauren Capozzi - Kindergarten Teacher


Oak Street Elementary

Front Row: Lisa Ferguson - Special Education Teacher, Sarah Pond - Third Grade, Courtney Stayer - ESOL Teacher, Allison Chung - Third Grade Teacher, Autumn Young - Third Grade Teacher, and Sehrish Gulfaraz - Psychologist

Back Row: Chas Bowling - Fifth Grade Teacher, Daniel Israelsson - Fifth Grade Teacher, Michelle Goldberg - Counselor, and Mildred Souders - Special Education Teacher


Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

Rachael Von Elmendorf - Science Teacher, Lisa Peters - Mathematics Teacher, Natalie Specioso - Science Teacher, Samantha Reed - Mathematics Teacher, Maddy Miller - Art Teacher, Aliyah Williams - Counselor

Not in Picture: Kieran Shakeshaft - Civics Teacher

Meridian High School

Front Row: Natalie Glees - Social Studies Teacher, Bayan Souqi - Chemistry Teacher, Janice Healy - Special Education Teacher, Soukanya Lai-Sobchack - English Teacher,  Lindsey Jacobs - Counselor, C.J. Demers - Special Education Teacher.

Back Row: Brandon Wright - Mathematics Teacher, David Ly - Physics Teacher, Ann Bayliss - French Teacher, Tia Moore - Physical Education Teacher, Jessyca Norwood - School Psychologist, Corina Haywood - Librarian

Not in Picture: Grace Acevedo - Math Teacher, Jerren Pittaluga - Science Teacher