Ms. Koch Named FCPS Region 3 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher!

June 08, 2018

a photo of lisa kochCongratulations to Librarian Lisa Koch who was recognized at the annual FCPS Honors event as the 2018 Region 3 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher and one of five finalists for this year's Outstanding Secondary New Teacher Award!

Ms. Koch is the rock star librarian we all remember from our childhoods. She regularly collaborates with teachers to bring lessons to life, whether she’s setting up stations to explore Shakespeare and Renaissance Theater, previewing a podcast on the Greek muses, or engaging students throughout the school in an “Hour of Code.” Thanks to Ms. Koch, Lewis High School recently became the only FCPS high school selected to become part of a new initiative to give students an opportunity to use video production for performance-based class projects. “Not only does Ms. Koch have great ideas,” said an administrator, “she has the intellect and the work ethic to bring those ideas to fruition.”

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

Outstanding Secondary Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Julie Grady, English Teacher

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

  • Penny Gaddis, Instructional Assistant

Outstanding School-based Leader School-level Recipient

  • Stephanie Bilimoria, IB MYP Coordinator

Outstanding Principal Nominee

  • Deirdre Lavery

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