FCPS Recognizes the 2024 Substitute of the Year

FCPS Recognizes the 2024 Substitute of the Year

FCPS Substitute Named Substitute of the Year

Inspiring Substitute Named Substitute of the Year

Frederick, MD – Substitute Teacher Gregory Biggs was named the 2024 Frederick County Public Schools Substitute of the Year.

Biggs has been a substitute for FCPS since 2018 and was nominated this year by Hillcrest Elementary School.

Biggs not only accepts daily and long-term substitute positions, 11 days or more, but also volunteers during his free time to help students. He continuously raises standards by establishing relationships with staff, students, and families and by coming to work each day with a positive attitude. He uses his creativity to make learning engaging and fun, while also holding his students accountable for their education. Biggs is an unwavering role model for students who believes in their abilities and encourages them to do the same.

When asked about how he connects with students, Mr. Biggs shared, “The more you can make them laugh and build that connection, those students start to believe they belong. I would say the same for students who struggle but want to learn. Building that connection is imperative to building up their self-esteem and confidence.”

Biggs was selected to receive the FCPS Substitute of the Year award by a committee. He will receive a special trophy to commemorate his achievement, and he will be recognized at a future Board meeting.