Ms. Duluc Recognized as the FCPS 2021 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher!

By Department of Human Resources
June 10, 2021

melissa dulucCongratulations to Spanish Language Teacher Melissa Duluc who was recognized as the FCPS 2021 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at Jiffy Lube Live on June 9th.

Empowering Latino students to take advanced Spanish courses at McLean was Melissa’s initial goal. Her actions resulted in higher academic achievement for all McLean students across demographics and a true sense of community among students in the spirit of achievement. Through her dedication to an inclusive environment, she fosters an atmosphere in which students gain academic confidence. For them, it’s a gateway to enrollment in AP courses in addition to AP Spanish. She’s held in high esteem among her colleagues for her leadership of Spanish teams, the Equity Committee, and “Conversations.” Melissa fosters collaboration a sense of belonging among students and staff, and from this mutually beneficial relationship stems the understanding that we all play a vital role in the future of humankind. 

Congratulations to our following staff members who were also recognized at this year's FCPS Honors Ceremony!

Outstanding School-Based Leader Finalist

  • Paul Stansbery, Director of Student Services

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

  • Jennifer Hill, Finance Technician*

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-Level Recipient

  • Sara Wheeler, Assessment Coach

Outstanding Secondary Teacher School and Pyramid-Level Recipient

  • Jamie Heath, Spanish Language Teacher

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