Mr. Salerno Named FCPS Region 4 Outstanding Leader!

Ms. Keshava, Dr. Ward, and Mr. Delgado Also Recognized at FCPS Honors

By Department of Human Resources
June 12, 2018

a photo of matt salernoCongratulations to Assistant Principal Matt Salerno on being named the FCPS 2018 Region 4 Outstanding Leader and one of five finalists for this year's FCPS Outstanding School-based Leader Award! 

Mr. Salerno has taken the power of being positive to new heights as assistant principal at Halley. Last year, he launched the popular “Positivity Project” to educate students about the 24 character traits found in each individual. Through Halley’s Band of Brothers, he mentors fifth and sixth-grade boys from diverse backgrounds and teaches them how to be good citizens. Meanwhile, teachers give him high marks for collaboration and his support of the positive behavioral approach to building a dynamic school culture. “All his interactions always seem to veer toward possibilities instead of what cannot be done,” said one. “He never says no to an opportunity to help.”

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

Outstanding Elementary New Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Hemanalini Keshava, Fourth Grade Teacher

Outstanding Elementary Teacher School and Pyramid-level Recipient

  • Gwen Ward, Music Teacher

Outstanding School-based Support Employee School-level Recipient

  • Percy Delgado, Custodian

Thank you to Mary Lou Villacrusis for all her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison.