Mr. Henrich Named FCPS Region 4 Outstanding Secondary Teacher!

Eight other Bruin Staff Members Recognized at FCPS Honors

By Department of Human Resources
June 11, 2018

a photo of mike henrichCongratulations to Social Studies Teacher Mike Henrich who was recognized at the annual FCPS Honors event as the 2018 Region 4 Outstanding Secondary Teacher and one of five finalists for this year's Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award!

Mr. Henrich creates a classroom environment where history and the excitement of learning are everywhere. A former Peace Corps volunteer, he’s a master at reaching students, whether putting Napoleon Bonaparte on trial or running his March “Most Important Figure In History” bracket where kids take turns debating why their chosen person should be the winner. His secret: a drive to constantly improve as a teacher, paired with a genuine interest in those he’s teaching. At the beginning of each school year, Mr. Henrich calls the families of each of his 150 students to learn more about them. As one student said, “Mr. Henrich cares about us even more than he cares about history. And he really cares about history.”

Congratulations also to the other Lake Braddock Secondary School staff members recognized at FCPS Honors!

Outstanding Secondary New Teacher School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Maria Reisz, Spanish Teacher
  • Sarah Padilla, Spanish Teacher

Outstanding Secondary New Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Anne Buellesbach, Math Teacher

Outstanding School-based Support Hourly School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Pat Fausser, Middle School Registrar

Outstanding School-based Support Employee School-level Recipient

  • Ashley Elliott, Instructional Assistant
  • Stella Zoccoli-Perez, Parent Liasion

Outstanding School-based Leader School-level Recipient

  • Jacquie Naughton, School Counselor
  • Josephine Rodriguez-Walhout, Assistant Principal

Thank you to Scott Darwin for all of his hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.