Congratulations to FHS English teacher Jennifer Swientoniowski for being named the Region 5 Secondary Teacher of the Year! Ms. Swientoniowski was nominated by one of her students and is known for her enthusiasm and dedication to all of her students. After being named the Fairfax High School Secondary Pyramid Teacher of the Year, Ms. Swientoniowski was named the Region 5 Secondary Teacher of the Year. She will move forward as one of five finalists for all of Fairfax County Public Schools secondary teachers.

According to Diego Wilson, City of Fairfax Schools Assistant Superintendent and former FHS administrator, the award is well deserved. "Ms. Swientoniowski always seeks the opportunities to work with all kids. She has the foresight to determine their needs and pushes students to challenge themselves."