Mr. Kuykendall Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 5 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher

Dr. Floyd, Ms. Hamrock, Mr. Akrasi, Ms. O'Brien, and Mr. Hogge Also Recognized at FCPS Honors

By Department of Human Resources
June 07, 2022

Mike Kuykendall Congratulations to English teacher Mike Kuykendall who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 5 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher and one of the six finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Secondary New Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

Mike Kuykendall came to teaching by way of the Troops to Teachers program, allowing him to not only use his time in the military, but also his work experience in the classroom to provide students a down-to-earth and practical approach to English. He spends most of his time connecting with students and ensuring that they understand and can use the lessons from his class not only in an academic setting, but also in any pursuit that may inspire them. As sponsor of the Woodson Film Club, he has helped to produce the student film Where’s Frank, and helped involved students to experience true film production.

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

Region 5 Oustanding Principal and Outstanding Principal Finalist

  • Carlyn Floyd

Outstanding Secondary Teacher School and Pyramid-Level Recipient

  • Susie Hamrock, Health and Physical Education Teacher

Outstanding School-based Operational Employee School-level Recipients

  • Paul Akrasi, Building Supervisor III
  • Jackie O'Brien, Administrative Assistant I

Outstanding School-based Professional Employee School-level Recipient

  • Chris Hogge, Certified Athletic Trainer

Thank you to Maura Edwards for all of her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.