Ms. Thayer Recognized as the FCPS 2023 Region 4 Outstanding Secondary School Teacher

By Department of Human Resources
June 13, 2023

Congratulations to German Language Teacher Gayle Thayer on her recognition as the FCPS 2023 Region 4 Outstanding Secondary School Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 14th.

gayle thayer portraitPassionate about language and teaching, Frau Thayer has taken pride in helping students recognize and celebrate their growth in language and life for over 30 years. Gayle gives students a sense of belonging while ensuring high standards in both curriculum and expectations. One student said, "I feel safe in her classroom, and she makes learning fun." Her energy and enthusiasm keep students engaged and lead to student success. She creates a supportive environment by presenting rigorous yet meaningful, innovative lessons. Gayle incorporates Portrait of a Graduate skills into her lessons, so her students go into the world prepared, and she enjoys hearing success stories from former students that they are indeed using skills that she taught.

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

Outstanding Secondary School New Teacher School-Level Recipient

  • Emily Krupp, Art Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Nanyamka McClean, Administrative Assistant II

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Madison Fleming, School Counselor

Thank you to Jennifer Filsinger for all of their hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.

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