Ms. Oginsky Named FCPS 2018 Outstanding Secondary Teacher!

Four Other Holmes MS Staff Members Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
June 11, 2018

a photo of alissa oginskyCongratulations to Sixth Grade Teacher Alissa Oginsky who was recognized at the annual FCPS Honors event as the FCPS 2018 Outstanding Secondary Teacher!

Ms. Oginsky has a passion for continuous learning and knack for bringing history to life. Her classes have examined West African artifacts, analyzed colonial portraits, and interacted with maps from the Civil War. A former Mount Vernon teacher of the year, she is also adept at providing options for students who want to explore further. “Ms. Oginsky is able to build her students’ capacity to be independent,” said one, “and give them the autonomy adolescents crave.” Last year, she led them in creating a timeline of their own middle school, showing students that with their own primary sources they could create something that would be remembered forever.

Congratulations also to the other Holmes Middle School staff members recognized at FCPS Honors!

Outstanding Secondary New Teacher School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • James Cho, Math Teacher

Outstanding School-based Support Employee School-level Recipient

  • Silvia Orellana, Office Assistant

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

  • Christopher Kamar, 6th Grade Administrator 

Outstanding New Principal Nominee

  • Margaret Barnes

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