Ms. Jones Recognized as FCPS CARES of the Month Recipient!

November 2022 FCPS Region 3 Recipient

By Department of Human Resources
January 09, 2023

maggie jonesCongratulations to Ms. Maggie Jones on being recognized as the November 2022 Region 3 FCPS CARES Recipient of the Month, presented by the FCPS Department of Human Resources!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Below is the write-up submitted by Mr. Doug Zywiol, a colleague of Ms. Jones.

I would like to recognize Ms. Maggie Jones for going above and beyond her normal teaching duties. When we lost a teacher only one month into school, Maggie stepped up to ensure there was limited learning loss for the teacher's courses, in particular the demanding AP World course. Maggie came before and stayed after school and offered review opportunities for students. She put together review packets, updated parents, and graded assignments while we had a temporary substitute in the building. Maggie quickly built a positive relationship with these new students built on trust and social-emotional support during this tough transition. Most students who take AP World History are taking AP classes for the first time, and her hard work helps build future rosters because of the positive experience they have with her. Maggie easily could have done the minimum: providing some vague lesson plans, put grading off until the new teacher arrived, and passed the buck. As the Social Studies chair, I helped in a small capacity but I directly witnessed Maggie serving in this critical role. She totally took the lead in how the weeks should be laid out and how we should handle assignments, grading, and parent requests. Now that the dust has settled and nerves have been assuaged (by parents and students alike!), they are even more appreciative of the Herculean efforts of Maggie. Her efforts really saved the day in our department, and she is so deserving of this recognition. Finally, as a brand new teacher has now been hired, Maggie serves as a direct mentor for her. She is working equally as hard to make sure the new teacher experiences a seamless transition and is invested her success as well! Thank you, Maggie!