• The MSAAC Awards Committee seeks nominations of those who have enhanced our mission of celebrating diversity and advancing equity in LCPS. 

    We seek nominations in three categories for the Fisher Award:  Administration, Teachers/Licensed Staff, and Support/Classified Staff.  

    We seek nominations in three categories for the MSAAC Student Award:  Elementary, Middle School, and High School.

    We seek nominations in the category of MSAAC Delegate.

    Please scroll down for details on these awards and links to the nomination forms.

     

    The Wendall T. Fisher Award

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    Wendall T. Fisher began working as a substitute teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools in 1989, thereafter becoming an in-school restriction teacher.  The Loudoun Tribune reports that “[i]t was in this role that he began holding student forums, where students had the opportunity to speak in a social setting and do so respectfully.  Fisher then spent two years as a counselor at a youth shelter helping children in distress before becoming the Outreach Director for the YMCA. Former LCPS Superintendent Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick III invited Fisher back into the schools to conduct student forums once a month. Fisher estimates that he interacted with 100,000 students during the years that he made these visits to LCPS middle and high schools.  Fisher’s involvement with the schools led him to run for the Loudoun County School Board in 1995.  He served four years as the at-large representative.” In 2007, Fisher joined LCPS in his final role as the Outreach Program Supervisor, from which he retired in 2018.

     

    It was in this role that Mr. Fisher served as a liaison to the Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC).  MSAAC is dedicated to working in partnership with LCPS, parents and community members to further the academic, social, and cultural development of every student, and to ensure that the needs of all students are met.

     

    Criteria for the Award

     The recipient of the Wendall T. Fisher award shall be an LCPS Faculty or Staff member whose actions result in a measurable benefit in furtherance of MSAAC’s mission including such actions as:

    • initiating or leading an effort that results in improvement for minority individuals or groups
    • applying for or obtaining grants for programs that benefit students in need
    • conducting training and professional development activities for staff and  teachers relative to the MSAAC’s mission
    • creating opportunities for students to guide the work of the organization
    • conducting or publishing research related to minority student achievement
    • enabling families to access LCPS-related information and resources readily
    • promoting inclusivity
    • redressing inequity
    • supporting multiculturalism
    • using English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) staff members to promote communication to underrepresented students
    • engaging students and families
    • developing personal relationships with students and families
    • supporting programs that provide food and/or supplies to needy families

    The MSAAC Awards Committee seeks nominations in three categories for the Fisher Award:  Administration, Teachers/Licensed Staff, and Support/Classified Staff.  

     

    Nomination/Application Process

    Please use this link to access the Fisher Award Nomination Form.

    Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

     

     

    The MSAAC Student Award

    The MSAAC Student Award shall be awarded to celebrate and recognize LCPS students who through critical thinking, creating, collaborating, communicating and/or contributing demonstrate any of the following:

    * selflessly serves the local community;

    * promotes inclusiveness, diversity and respect in the LCPS community;

    * displays encouragement and understanding between persons of different races, gender, age groups, ethnicity, religious heritage, national origin, socio-economic status, disability or sexual orientation;

    * demonstrates passion, spirit and a committed desire to make LCPS a better place;

    * has made significant contributions to various co-curricular or community activities (not limited to the holding of formal offices);

    * advocates for positive change at LCPS and/or in the community;

    * engages with underserved populations (e.g., Special Olympics, religious minorities, the LGBTQ community, the aged)

    * assist people in need (e.g., clothing/food drives, care packages for the homeless, tutoring/mentoring)

    * raises awareness of or promotes meaningful dialogue on identified school and community issues affecting minorities

    * engagement in any other activity that displays a commitment to a welcoming, inclusive and/or diverse environment

     

    Nomination/Application Process

    Please use this link to access the MSAAC Student Award Nomination Form.

    Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

     

     

    The MSAAC Delegate Award

    The recipient of the MSAAC Delegate award shall be an MSAAC delegate whose actions result in a measurable benefit in furtherance of MSAAC’s mission including such actions as:

    * initiating or leading an effort that results in improvement for minority individuals or groups

    * creating opportunities for students to participate in and guide the work of the organization

    * enabling families to access LCPS-related information and resources readily

    * promoting inclusivity

    * redressing inequity

    * supporting multiculturalism

    * engaging students and families

    * supporting programs that provide food and/or supplies to needy families

     

    Nomination/Application Process

    Please use this link to access the MSAAC Delegate Award Nomination Form.

    Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

Last Modified on February 18, 2020