Lincoln Elementary teacher named Veteran in Education Service Award recipient

Military veteran teacher receives award

From left: Eric Rhodes, Principal, Lincoln Elementary School; Rich Ohnmacht, Executive Vice President - Woodsboro Bank sponsor; Ms. Tucker; Chris Clemons, Senior Vice President - Woodsboro Bank sponsor; FCPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl L. Dyson

Lincoln Elementary School English Language teacher Lisa Tucker has been named the 2022 Frederick County Public Schools Veteran in Education Service Award recipient.

In its sixth year, the award was created to honor an FCPS employee who has served our nation in the armed forces and provided exemplary service to FCPS and the community.

A committee of FCPS staff, community members and veterans reviewed this year’s seven nominations and chose the recipient.

In addition to Tucker, nominees included:

  • Dan Burr, Science Teacher, Middletown High School
  • Jonathan Cook, Music Teacher, Brunswick Elementary School
  • Alexis Jameson, Substitute Teacher, New Midway/Woodsboro Elementary School
  • Lisa Martell, English Language Teacher, Frederick High School
  • Jennifer Reynolds, English Teacher, Brunswick High School
  • Darrick Scott, School Resource Officer, Brunswick High School and Football Coach, Gov. Thomas Johnson High School

Tucker proudly served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve as a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare Specialist. She has served FCPS with distinction for 33 years.

In her nomination, her colleague Jayne Flyte said Tucker is “a master at relationship building with her students…she sees the potential in others and encourages them to make that potential a reality,” and that “under her nurturing and leadership so many students thrived.”

Fellow nominator Maritza Figueroa-Mangene shared that Tucker’s “incremental acts of love and laughter” helps to reach and grow her students.

Tucker will be honored with an engraved plaque and gift sponsored by Woodsboro Bank at the Board of Education meeting on November 21, 2022.

Tucker was surprised with the news that she is this year’s Veteran in Education Service Award recipient by FCPS and Lincoln Elementary school leaders. All Lincoln Elementary students applauded Tucker as she walked through the school.