Ms. Linton Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding Elementary Teacher

Ms. Cassella Also Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
June 08, 2022

essel lintonCongratulations to music teacher Essel Linton who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding Elementary Teacher at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

Essel’s music class is always filled with students singing, dancing, playing instruments, and most importantly having fun while creating beautiful music together. She crafts intentional, meaningful, and highly engaging lessons while embracing the social, emotional, and cultural differences of all learners. Growing up in an immigrant family and being an English Language Learner herself, Essel brings her unique experiences to the creation of accessible lessons that integrate musical skills and language learning. One of her colleagues said, “Creating a music-making experience where students feel safe, encouraged, and able to take risks is Essel’s forte and passion.” From current and former students to mentoring novice music educators, Essel’s impact as a teacher is felt community-wide.

Congratulations as well to Multiple Disabilities Teacher Erin Cassella who was also recognized at FCPS Honors as an Outstanding Elementary School New Teacher School-level Recipient.