Ms. Brochu Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 5 Outstanding Elementary New Teacher

By Department of Human Resources
June 08, 2022

charlotte brochuCongratulations to deaf/hard of hearing teacher Charlotte Brochu who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 5 Outstanding Elementary New Teacher and one of the five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Elementary New Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

Charlotte consistently puts her students at the forefront and fosters their development both academically and socially. She ensures all her students are included with their peers, no matter what disability, and strives to provide access and direct communication for all. Charlotte doesn't let disabilities define any student. She is a mentor and a model to our older DHH students, as she is deaf herself. This is evident in her involvement with a 6th-grade self-advocacy group and having those students become “buddies” with her K/1 students. Parents share that their children wake up every morning happy and excited to be going to school, and they know that Charlotte has a lot to do with it!

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

    Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-Level Recipient

    • Debbie Rozek, Instructional Assistant

    Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-Level Recipient

    • Amelia Abd, Reading Teacher

    ​​​​Outstanding Elementary Teacher School-Level Recipient

    • Dee Castillo, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher

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