The Wendall T. Fisher Award
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.