Ms. Knupp Named FCPS Region 1 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher!

Ms. Baber and Ms. Nagbe Also Recognized at FCPS Honors

By Department of Human Resources
June 11, 2018

a photo of emily knuppCongratulations to Science Teacher Emily Knupp who was recognized at the annual FCPS Honors event as the 2018 Region 1 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher and one of five finalists for this year's Outstanding Secondary New Teacher Award!

In just her second year of teaching, Ms. Knupp has become someone the entire Cooper community turns to for help, collaboration, and leadership. Her classroom is a swinging door with students running in and out as they work on real-life projects like designing a zoo or protecting the Chesapeake Bay. ”Ms. Knupp believes if you give your kids a chance, they will amaze you,” says a fellow teacher, “and her kids love and have thrived on that kind of trust.” She’s also been a driving force behind broadening the use of technology in project-based learning across FCPS. She taught a county-wide course on the subject and created the TechYes blog to provide tips on the best ways to use technology in the classroom.

Congratulations also to the other Cooper Middle School staff members recognized at FCPS Honors!

Outstanding Secondary Teacher School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Meg Baber, Speech & Drama Teacher

Outstanding School-based Support Employee School-level Recipient

  • Jannie Nagbe, Assistant Building Supervisor

Thank you to Michael Rath for all of his hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.