BOE Honors 2022 Substitute Teacher of the Year

Brion Harrigan

After doing whatever it took to support students and staff, Brion Harrigan has been named the 2022 Frederick County Public Schools Substitute Teacher of the Year.

The Board of Education of Frederick County honored Harrigan at their July 13 meeting, awarding him the sixth annual FCPS Substitute Teacher of the Year award. He has been a substitute with the school system for one year.

According to nomination materials from the staff at Centerville Elementary School, Harrigan worked as a substitute teacher in every classroom during the 2022-23 school year. He worked almost every day, often coming in on short notice.

During the year, he developed positive relationships with students and is known to be flexible and engaging while following a teacher’s lesson plan. When Harrigan had planning periods, he would ask the front office if they had any additional needs.

“From his first day with us, we knew that we had gained a gem,” Centerville Elementary Principal Karen Hopson said. “Mr. Harrigan is not just a substitute at CES, he is a staff member at CES. We have included him in all of our staff celebrations and events because he is at our school every day!”

Harrigan says he enjoys being a substitute because it allows him to give back to the community.