Principal Loesch Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 3 Outstanding New Principal

Mr. Tompkins, Ms. Walsh, Ms. Taylor, Ms. Emden, and Ms. Ragan Also Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
June 08, 2022

erica loeschCongratulations to Principal Erica Loesch who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 3 Outstanding New Principal and one of the five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding New Principal at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

“Teamwork makes the dream work” defines Erica’s leadership approach. Erica recognizes that each of Saratoga’s stakeholders brings something valuable to the learning community, making her a collaborative and reflective leader. Through the work of collaborative learning teams, students are made promises and are regularly recognized and celebrated for demonstrating growth. Knowing that relationships are at the heart of the work we do, Erica ensures that student and staff strengths and interests are identified, named, and fostered. Erica serves the Saratoga community by deepening relationships, increasing stakeholders’ voices, and refining practices so all can be the best they can be, resulting in providing students with rich opportunities to learn, explore, and grow.

Congratulations also to the other Saratoga Elementary School staff members recognized at FCPS Honors!

Outstanding Elementary Teacher School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Rod Tompkins, Music Teacher

Outstanding Elementary New Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Kelsey Walsh, First Grade Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-level Recipient

  • Susan Taylor, Administrative Assistant II

Outstanding School-Based Professional Employee School-level Recipient

  • Laura Emden, Reading Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Leader School-level Recipient

  • Abigail Ragan, Assistant Principal

Thank you to Starr Arnett for all of their hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison!