Mr. Johnson Named FCPS Region 2 Outstanding New Principal!

Ms. Battah, Ms. Tribastone, Ms. de Lourdes Jessel, and Ms. Covey Also Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
June 11, 2018

a photo of eric johnsonCongratulations to Sleepy Hollow ES Principal Eric Johnson who was recognized at the annual FCPS Honors event as the 2018 Region 2 Outstanding New Principal and one of five finalists for this year's Outstanding New Principal Award!

Mr. Johnson combines a desire to celebrate Sleepy Hollow’s accomplishments with a drive to move the school forward. Since his arrival in 2016, he’s expanded the Advanced Academic Program, launched plans for the first outside classroom, brought STEAM lessons to students, and helped boost the school to a 95 percent pass rate on the English and Math SOLs. When the risk of deportation became a real concern for some students last year, Mr. Johnson not only went classroom to classroom to calm their fears, he taught their classmates how to show compassion. “He is constantly looking for opportunities to enhance not only the academic endeavors of his students,” said one teacher, “but the world in which they live.”

Congratulations also to the other Sleepy Hollow Elementary School staff members recognized at FCPS Honors!

Outstanding Elementary New Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Camille Battah, Third Grade Teacher

Outstanding Elementary Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Christian Tribastone, Art Teacher

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

  • Maria de Lourdes Jessel, Office Assistant 

Outstanding School-based Leader School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Lindsey Covey, Instructional Coach 

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