Ms. Acosta and Ms. Murphy Recognized as FCPS CARES of the Month Recipient!

June 2023 Region 4 Recipients

By FCPS Department of Human Resources
October 03, 2023

Congratulations to Ms. Rachel Acosta and Ms. Maggie Murphy on their recognition as the June 2023 FCPS CARES Region 4 Recipients of the Month, presented by the FCPS Department of Human Resources.

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Below is the write-up submitted by a West Springfield Elementary School parent.

Ms. Acosta and Ms. Murphy are the epitome of the team/co-teaching model and experience. Their professional dynamic is unmatched. You know you have a power team when there is no telling who is the "primary" teacher, vs. special education teacher. They are a model for how this teaching should be done. While my student may not specifically require specialized instruction, I am so thankful for the support he received from both Ms. Acosta and Ms. Murphy, every child in that class benefitted from their collaboration and expertise. Their weekly communication left no question as to what our children were engaging with on any given day. Their care for, connection with, and love of our kids was felt all year. If only every classroom in FCPS could provide this level of support for our students! Their enthusiasm for teaching was prevalent all year. My son felt like a valued member of their classroom community, and this is created and modeled by our teachers first. I cannot thank them enough for the incredible school year!