Principal Retzer Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 1 Outstanding Principal

Ms. Girdy, Ms. Young, Ms. LaBare, and Mr. Goodridge Also Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
Spotlight
June 07, 2022

kim retzerCongratulations to Principal Kimberly Retzer who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 1 Outstanding Principal and one of the five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Principal at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

Kim has spent most of her years as a member of the FCPS family growing up in the South Lakes pyramid to becoming a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Under her leadership as principal, South Lakes added the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Program, dual enrollment classes, and the AVID program to increase academic opportunities for all students. She has also been a strong force behind the Back To School Bash pyramid event and a supporter of the SLHS PTSA Food Pantry, believing that the role of school leaders encompasses needs beyond the classroom. She is “proud to be seen in the blue and green” whether during the school day, at an event, or in the community.

Congratulations also to our other South Lakes Seahawk staff members recognized at FCPS Honors!

Outstanding Secondary Teacher School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Lisa M. Girdy, Dance Teacher

Outstanding Secondary New Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Kellye Young, Mathematics Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-level Recipient

  • Melissa LaBare, Administrative Assistant I

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-level Recipient

  • Oliver Goodridge, School Counselor

Thank you to Lisa Girdy for all of her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison!