TOTY 2021 – FCS Teacher of the Year Awards

After the most challenging year in the life of any educator and school, we have reached several #FCSMilestones. Being able to celebrate all that God has done in our school through the diligent work of an entire team and highlighting those whose excellence was noticed by their peers, is priceless (sorry for the cliché!).

The following teachers were honored during our last faculty luncheon of 2021:

Please help us congratulate the entire team at FCS for their hard work, dedication and perseverance in the face of adversity, uncertainty and in some cases fear. Covid has taught us many lesson. The most important lesson is to trust in the Lord “who is able to do so much more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.…” – Ephesians 3:20-21.

Read the write ups for each TOTY award recipient below. Get to know our faculty and see why we are the Patriots, couldn’t be prouder!

Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher of the Year: Crystal Hernandez

Mrs. Hernandez implemented fun and engaging lessons for her students, utilizing Innovative teaching ideas and hands on activities. Proactive in identifying and helping students with academic needs. Implemented effective discipline plan, Disciplining with love. Possesses exceptional leadership skills and a positive attitude. Placed in a chaotic, unorganized situation, a class that had a “rocky start”,  and turned it completely around. Team player, great blessing and asset to FCS, an amazing addition to our PATRIOT family!

Elementary Teacher of the Year: Ana Ledon

Mrs. Ledon is a dedicated, well rounded teacher who is focused, responsible, extremely organized. Demonstrates enthusiasm, a love for teaching. Gentle but strong follower of Jesus Christ who cares about each individual soul in her classroom. Gave up time during the summer to learn and train about Teams and TWO new curriculums to prepare our staff for a year of unknown trials and obstacles. Gave 100% of herself this year even working through quarantines and Covid. Is an encouragement to others, a joy to be around.

Middle School Teacher of the Year: Lisa Pericles

Mrs. Pericles took on added responsibility this year being a tech coach and leading training. She was also a peer mentor and took on a high school Physics class. She definitely cares for students and families, pointing all of those she interacts with to Christ. She is a wonderful leader and a beacon of light on campus at FCS. Mrs. P has a special relationship with each student and staff. She has exhibited a strong desire to see the school flourish through technological improvement and displayed that in her own personal growth and mindset along the way. Mrs. P has also taken on the girls’ fellowship ministry attempting to bring fresh perspective to how they meet and new topics of discussion. She always expresses respect when discussing issue with parents and student. On campus, her passion for teaching, exhorting, guiding, disciplining, and pouring into the lives of our students is unparalleled.

High School Teacher of the Year: Daniel Carp

Mr. Daniel Carp our 2020-2021 High School Teacher of the Year.  In a year of challenges, Mr. Carp stepped up to look for solutions to ensure his students would continue to receive a quality educational experience with a Biblical worldview.  He combines a drive to push students toward high achievement with the compassion to meet them where they are.  His enthusiasm is contagious, and love for Christ is evident in all he does.

Servant’s Heart Award: Alberto Hernandez

Congratulations, also, to Mr. Alberto Hernandez, winner of this year’s Servant’s Heart Award.  Mr. Hernandez has been instrumental in the execution of countless events on campus from chapels to retreats to celebrations such as Senior Banquet and graduation.  He has served both out in front and behind the scenes, taking on rolls that needed to be filled and above and beyond the call of duty.  His passion for FCS is unparalleled and his love for colleagues, students and families has shown through his Christ-like service throughout the year.

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