Ms. Jacoby Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding Secondary Teacher

Four Other Herndon Hornet Staff Members Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
June 08, 2022

kathleen jacobyCongratulations to Band Director Kathleen Jacoby who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding Secondary Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

Kathleen Jacoby is an inclusive leader who has taught high school band for the past 18 years. She teaches and mentors students of widely different cultures, backgrounds, and income levels making her program accessible and inviting to all students and families. Her students succeed in every measure, from AP Scores to All-State Band participation, from participating in overseas trips to simply keeping students for years as part of a program bigger than themselves. In addition to demonstrating excellence in Fairfax County, Ms. Jacoby is a leader in the Virginia music community. Her varied leadership roles, conference presentations, and educational projects have created formal structures to empower, uplift, and mentor students and educators from across the Commonwealth.

Congratulations to the following Herndon High School staff members who were also recognized at this year's FCPS Honors Ceremony!

Outstanding Secondary New Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Kacey Rigsby, English Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Jameela Manraj, Administrative Assistant I

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Randi Fortier, School Counselor

Outstanding School-Based Leader School-Level Recipient

  • Phil Cronin, Assistant Principal

Thank you to Michael Gillespie and Phil Cronin for all of her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.