Ms. Press Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding Elementary New Teacher

Four Additional Riverside Rocket Staff Members Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
June 08, 2022

shelby megan pressCongratulations to second grade teacher Shelby Megan Press who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding Elementary New Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

Each day represents a new opportunity in Miss Press’ class. Shelby makes all students feel a sense of belonging through the inclusive and safe learning environment she has created. She demonstrates empathy and understanding towards others while fostering meaningful relationships with her students and colleagues. Shelby celebrates the diversity of her students by engaging in culturally responsive literature and discussion that highlights the growth mindset she instills in her students. By setting high expectations for her students, she elevates their academics and social-emotional development. Shelby is a lifelong learner who embodies kindness, patience, and joy. Known for her positivity throughout the school, Shelby is a collaborative colleague who radiates encouragement and goodwill to the students and staff at Riverside.

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

Outstanding School-based Operational Employee School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Deborah Simmons, Instructional Assistant

Outstanding School-based Leader School-level Recipient

  • Karlie Hale, School Based Technology Specialist

Outstanding School-based Leader School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Gina O'Neal, Assistant Principal

Outstanding Elementary Teacher School and Pyramid-Level Recipient

  • Michelle Giaccone, Kindergarten Teacher

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