Ms. Couch Recognized as FCPS CARES of the Month Recipient!

May 2022 FCPS Region 1 Recipient

By Department of Human Resources
September 01, 2022

Congratulations to Ms. Laura Lee Couch on her recognition as the May 2022 Region 1 FCPS CARES Recipient of the Month, given by the Department of Human Resources!

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

Below is the write-up submitted by a Great Falls Elementary School parent.

Ms. Couch is a once-in-a-lifetime teacher. Her dedication to her students and families is unlike any teacher that we have experienced. She is focused on getting to know each child's likes, dislikes, strengths, and weaknesses in order to best connect with her students and tailor her teaching. At the same time, Ms. Couch is focused on keeping learning fun and school an exciting place to be in order to spur her students' success. On top of this, Ms. Couch spends an immense amount of time communicating and building relationships with student families in order to best support learning. A few examples that differentiate Ms. Couch include: 1) Ms. Couch works to gather the necessary information to determine if a child receives information better in the morning or afternoon and then, she adjusts her individual teaching with the student, accordingly; 2) She sends detailed communication to parents weekly through a comprehensive set of completed school work, a curriculum overview of the upcoming learning goals and supplemental materials to support optional learning at home; 3) Ms. Couch always responds to parent inquiries and often, she responds in a matter of hours; and 4) Ms. Couch pays detailed attention educational, social and emotional behaviors and needs, and readily shares these insights with parents to support the overall development of the children. A successful kindergarten is so important for long-term school success. We cannot thank Ms. Couch enough for all of her work. Our child loves school and learning, and we know that she is set up for success as a result of her time with Ms. Couch.