Principal Alfonso Smith Selected As FCPS New Principal of the Year

By Department of Human Resources
June 10, 2021

Congratulations to Principal Alfonso Smith who was recognized as the FCPS 2021 Outstanding New Principal at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at Jiffy Lube Live on June 9th.

In his first few months, Alfonso began his tenure as principal of Robert E. Lee High School, then pivoted into a role as principal of John R. Lewis High School. Regardless of the name on the building, Alfonso’s focus has been to develop a “Culture of Excellence” among his students, staff, and community. Already, Alfonso has led his community through a worldwide pandemic, a historic school name change, and a transition to virtual learning. As communicated by one of his teachers, “While he has many strengths, his ability to build relationships grounded in respect and empathy stand out. Mr. Smith is approachable, charismatic, perceptive and walks alongside his staff to support the students of John R. Lewis High School.”

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

  • Courtney Woods, Instructional Assistant

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Adam Schechter, School Based Technology Specialist

Outstanding Secondary School Teacher School and Pyramid-Level Recipient

  • Lisa Willson, ESOL Teacher

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