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Specialist of the Year Award Added for F.C. Schools

In addition to the annual Support Staff of the Year Award, by popular demand the Professional Specialist of the Year Award has been created to honor employees who aren’t eligible for other awards.

Nominations for both the new Professional Specialist of the Year and the Support Staff of the Year opened on Feb. 21. Submit nominations by Thursday, March 15. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award.

Support Staff Employee of the Year — This award is in its 15th year and aims to recognize support staff: paraprofessionals, office staff, health aides and central office specialists and administrative assistants, as well as employees in these departments: Transportation, Food Services, Day Care, Maintenance Services and Custodial Services.

Professional Specialist of the Year — This new award honors people who have never been eligible for Falls Church City Public Schools awards before. Specialists are qualified as: school social workers; school counselors; school psychologists; behavioral specialists; occupational, physical and speech therapists; academic coordinators; librarians and reading, math and technology specialists.

For more information on how to nominate someone for either award, contact Amy Hall (ahall@fccps.org) FCCPS human resources director.