Ms. Magarelli Named FCPS Region 5 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher!

Five Other Bulldog Staff Members Recognized at FCPS Honors

By Department of Human Resources
June 10, 2018

a photo of jessica magarelliCongratulations to Multiple Disabilities Teacher Jessica Magarelli who was recognized at the annual FCPS Honors event as the 2018 Region 5 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher and one of five finalists for this year's Outstanding Secondary New Teacher Award!

When Ms. Magarelli presented a personal development session for staff entitled “Laughter, Humor, and Play to Reduce Stress and Solve Problems,” a colleague quipped: “The session should have been called “How to be Jessica Magarelli. ”In teaching students with multiple disabilities, Ms. Magarelli radiates love and joy whether she’s asking them how they feel, reading and cooking “Green Eggs and Ham” together in the classroom, or supporting good behavior as they stock shelves at Giant. Ms. Magarelli coaches the high school dance team, whose members frequently visit her class. She also helped reignite the Bulldog Buddies program which pairs each of her students with a peer in general education once a month.

Congratulations also to the other Westfield High School staff members recognized at the event.

Outstanding Secondary Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Nikki Warren, English Teacher

Outstanding School-based Support Employee School-level Recipient

  • Araceli Manoatl, Parent Liaison
  • Sharida Painter, Student Information Assistant

Outstanding School-based Leader School-level Recipient

  • Meredith Norris, Assistant Principal

Outstanding New Principal Nominee

  • Tony Copeland

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