Ms. Crewse, Ms. Dean, Ms. Leahy, Ms. Hunt, Ms. Donahue, and Principal Lin Recognized as FCPS CARES Recipients of the Month

June 2022 Region 4 Recipients

By Department of Human Resources
August 19, 2022

Congratulations to Ms. Katie Crewse, Ms. Tessa Dean, Ms. Lindsay Leahy, Ms. Bittany Hunt, Ms. Maura Donahue, and Principal Dotty Lin on being recognized as the June 2022 Region 4 FCPS CARES Recipients of the Month 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 Kings Park Elementary School parent.

As a parent of a special needs child, the last two years have been extremely difficult for our daughter. We knew she would not thrive in the virtual environment, so we opted for a private school. Once FCPS returned to in person learning, we kept in contact with Kings Park ES where Katie Crewse, Tessa Dean, Lindsay Leahy, and Brittany Hunt all went above and beyond as we decided to bring our daughter back into public school this January. This Kings Park special education team reassured our family of how they would meet her needs and how they truly recognized the joy and love that our daughter could bring to their building. They never once made our family feel like this would be a difficult transition but instead, they answered my emails and phone calls to reassure me that they would take good care of our little girl and help her grow. Our daughter’s classroom teacher is Ms. Leahy who has helped us see remarkable progress this year. She is now writing out her name and even recognizes when she needs a break and utilizes the great safe space Ms. Leahy has created in her classroom. The trust and level of communication between the school and parents has really made this year go smoothly. As parents we also recognize that great staff comes from great leadership and for that we thank Dotty Lin and Maura Donahue for their guidance and collaborative school culture. We will be forever grateful to the Kings Park team for making our daughter feel nurtured, loved, and for helping her grow. We cannot wait for what next year brings!