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

Summer 2022 FCPS Region 2 Recipient

By Department of Human Resources
September 27, 2022

Congratulations to Ms. Mary Bermingham on her recognition as the Summer 2022 Region 2 FCPS CARES Recipient of the Month 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 Ms. Tricia Wayland, an FCPS Colleague. 

Mary Bermingham is truly what FCPS Cares embodies. As the Special Ed Department Chair at Falls Church HS, she noticed a new freshman student on the roster that was receiving homebound services. She reached out to the mom and was told that the student had been placed in at-home hospice. Mary created a caring culture by suggesting a home visit for the student and collaborated her idea with her administrators and reached back out to the mom for permission. On Wednesday, August 30, Mary, and some of the Falls Church administration team went to the incoming freshman’s house and welcomed her to the Jaguar family. Mary brought Falls Church swag (lanyard, t-shirt, etc.) and they officially welcomed the student and her mom to the Falls Church HS Jaguar community. The mother was moved to tears by this generous outpouring of empathy and concern for her child. Mary truly went above and beyond as an educator and leader at Falls Church for this student and her family during this difficult time in their lives.