Ms. Chernov Named 2020 Region 2 Outstanding Elementary Teacher!

By Bryan Buser, Department of Human Resources
Spotlight
February 21, 2020

Congratulations to music teacher Misha Chernov who was recognized as the 2020 FCPS Region 2 Outstanding Elementary Teacher! Ms. Chernov now moves forward in the 2020 Outstanding Teacher process. She will represent Region 2 and will be one of five finalists who will be interviewed by members of the FCPS Leadership Team. Ms. Chernov will represent Westbriar Elementary, the Marshall High School Pyramid, and Region 2 at the annual FCPS Honors Gala on June 10 where the 2020 Outstanding Elementary Teacher will be named.

On February 20th, Region 2 Assistant Superintendent Fabio Zuluaga, Region 2 Executive Principal Penny Gros, and Region 2 Executive Principal Brendan Menuey along with Westbriar ES Principal Mary Tam, Westbriar ES Assistant Principal Amos Simms-Smith surprised Ms. Chernov during her class to reveal the surprise announcement.

This is Ms. Chernov's 24th year in FCPS and her ninth at Westbriar Elementary. Prior to Westbriar, she was a music teacher at Centreville Elementary School for 15 years. Ms. Chernov has been with FCPS since graduating from George Mason University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music. She has earned a Master's Degree in Initiatives in Educational Transformation.

Members of the Region 2 Office present Ms. Chernov with her recognition along with Principal Mary Tam and Assistant Principal Amos Simms-Smith.
Members of the Region 2 Office present Ms. Chernov with her recognition along with Principal Mary Tam and Assistant Principal Amos Simms-Smith in front of her fourth-grade students. Assistant Superintendent Fabio Zuluaga tells Ms. Chernov's class about the recognition and how deserving she is as their amazing teacher.
Region 2 Assistant Superintendent Fabio Zuluaga and Westbriar ES Principal Mary Tam present Ms. Chernov with her award.
Region 2 Assistant Superintendent Fabio Zuluaga and Westbriar ES Principal Mary Tam present Ms. Chernov with her Region 2 Outstanding Elementary Teacher award.
Congratulations as well to the following Westbriar Elementary School staff members who were selected as 2020 school-level recipients!
  • Outstanding New Teacher - Viann Le 

  • Outstanding Professional Employee - Melyssa Plath

  • Outstanding Support Employee - Robin Gourley

  • Outstanding Leader - Amos Simms-Smith