Ms. Green Recognized as the FCPS 2023 Region 3 Outstanding New Principal

By Department of Human Resources
June 15, 2023

Congratulations to Principal Rashida Green on her recognition as the FCPS 2023 Region 3 Outstanding New Principal at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 14th.

rashida green portraitAuthor Brene Brown says, "When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending." This defines Rashida's journey on the Route 1 corridor from being a student to becoming the principal of Bucknell Elementary School. Rashida is an extremely passionate leader who empowers educators and students to pursue their dreams. She shares a vision with her staff to ensure that students in the Title 1 setting have access to meaningful opportunities that support their progress academically, socially, and emotionally. She values relationships and connections, which is evident every day as she makes strategic and purposeful decisions. Rashida's positive demeanor and contagious enthusiasm create an environment where all staff, students, and families feel safe, welcomed, valued, and affirmed.

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

Outstanding Elementary School New Teacher School-Level Recipient

  • Gabrielle Stevenson, Kindergarten Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Reina Castillo, Building Supervisor

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School and Pyramid-Level Recipient

  • Abby Demers, Instructional Coach

Outstanding Elementary School Teacher School-Level Recipient

  • James Hargrove, Physical Education Teacher

Thank you to Lori Lichstrahl for all of their hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.

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