On Tuesday, Loudoun County Public Schools named Kimberly Jackson and Shontel Simon its 2021 Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year, respectively.
Jackson teaches math at Riverside High School in Leesburg while Simon is principal of Sterling’s Forest Grove Elementary School.
Officials announced Jackson’s honor during a hybrid in-person RHS staff meeting Tuesday morning, which several prominent LCPS officials attended.
Among those in attendance were Interim Superintendent Scott Ziegler and Loudoun County School Board member Leslee King (Broad Run District), the latter of whom delivered congratulatory remarks.
School Board member and 2018 Teacher of the Year Denise Corbo (At-Large) offered her congratulations virtually at the meeting.
King and Ziegler also attended a virtual staff meeting on Tuesday in which Principal of the Year was presented to Simon.
School Board Chairwoman Brenda Sheridan (Sterling District) also attended that meeting, as did LCPS Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Ashley Ellis.
According to officials, virtual attendees unmuted their microphones to cheer on the new Principal of the Year and shared uplifting messages via text-based chat.
Jackson and Simon will be recognized at the School Board’s next meeting April 27.