Five PES Staff Members Recognized with an FCPS Cares!

By Department of Human Resources
May 20, 2019

Congratulations to Ms. Gina Shelton, Ms. Tracy Cabacoy, Mr. Alan Borhauer, Ms. Chrissy Brownson, and Ms. Mary Breslin on being recognized as the March 2019 FCPS Cares Recipient of the Month!

Below is the write up submitted by Ms. Stacy Greene, a colleague of the FOCUS team organizers.

March 14th is a day that many refer to as Pi Day. Pie is a nice bonus but even better than pie is a Big Thinker/Pi/STEAM Night Day! Throughout the day, teachers integrated STEAM and age-appropriate Pi challenges into their curriculum. The culminating event was STEAM Night at PES. I would like to give a huge shout out to the FOCUS team/organizers of STEAM Night: Gina Shelton, Tracy Cabacoy, Alan Borhauer, Chrissy Brownson and Mary Breslin. These five individuals worked tirelessly to organize a night that was fun, innovative and exciting for all who attended.  There were Escape Rooms (one for K-2, another for 3-6), Ozobot activities, Pi Exploration (one for K-3, another for 4-6), a wind turbine activity room,  a DIY phone speaker activity, and seven STEM-related career presenters! If I used three words to describe the children who attended this event they would be: engaged, enthusiastic and entertained! Whether it was getting your blood pressure checked, using innovator skills to build a wind rotor to light an LED bulb, talking to an engineer or collaborating to solve clues to "breakout" of a classroom, this was a fun night for all who attended and the parents had as much (if not more!) fun as the kids! Gina, Tracy, Alan, Chrissy, and Mary thank you for CARING about the kids at PES. Thank you for your dedication, not just during the STEAM night, but EVERY day. All of you are appreciated MORE than Pi!