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Introducing The Recipients Of The 2023-24 Outstanding Educators Awards

Introducing The Recipients Of The 2023-24 Outstanding Educators Awards

Written By: Prince William County Public Schools

In a dazzling ceremony, PWCS proudly unveiled the winners of the 2023-24 Outstanding Educators Awards. These exceptional employees have left an indelible mark on our educational community. This year, PWCS recognized finalists for Support Employee, Novice Teacher, Teacher, and Principal of the year at the awards ceremony.  

The winners each received a $1,500 award sponsored by PWCS business partner, Apple Federal Credit Union. 

Congratulations to these exemplary employees. 

  • Support Employee of the Year, Andrea Ilardia, C.D. Hylton High School  
  • Novice Teacher of the Year for grades Pre-K-5, Rachel Pellegreen, Ashland Elementary School 
  • Novice Teacher of the Year for grades 6-12, Sophia Hobbs, Freedom High School 
  • Teacher of the Year for grades Pre-K-5, Angela Savage, John D. Jenkins Elementary School 
  • Teacher of the Year for grades 6-12, Blake LoPresti, Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School 
  • Principal of the Year for grades Pre-K-5, Jennifer Perilla, Tyler Elementary School 
  • Principal of the Year for grades 6-12, Jim Dutrow, Lake Ridge Middle School 

Also honored at the ceremony were the educators who received or renewed their National Board Certification, and outstanding mentors and lead mentors. 

Congratulations to all our winners, finalists, and nominees for being outstanding role models to PWCS students and staff. Your hard work and commitment are recognized and appreciated by all.