From the beginning, Fairfax County SEPTA has believed in the importance of recognizing the outstanding FCPS teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, specialists, students, and schools that go above and beyond to support students with disabilities in our schools. To celebrate these dedicated professionals, we host an annual awards ceremony. Show your children’s educators your appreciation by nominating them for an award!
Nominations for 2020-2021 SEPTA Excellence Awards are open from
February 14, 2021 – March 14, 2021.
Nominees should be an outstanding supporter of special education and a champion of inclusion! Anyone can submit a nomination. You do not need to be a SEPTA member to nominate someone or to be nominated!
SEPTA’s 4th Annual Awards Ceremony will be virtual – details TBA
Please fill out the form below to nominate someone. The 2020-2021 SEPTA Award categories are as follows:
Outstanding Special Education Teacher – Elementary (includes PreK)
Outstanding Special Education Teacher – Secondary
Outstanding General Education Teacher – Elementary (includes PreK)
Outstanding General Education Teacher – Secondary
Outstanding Administrator – Elementary (includes PreK)
Outstanding Administrator – Secondary
Outstanding Co-Curricular Staff (specials, electives, ATS, after school)
Outstanding Instructional Support Staff (PHA/PHTA/IA)
Outstanding Co-teaching team
Outstanding Related Services (Counselors, OT, PT, Speech, APE)
Outstanding Staff (bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria, front office staff)
Elementary Student who most supports Inclusion (includes PreK)
Secondary Student who most supports Inclusion
Outstanding Inclusive Program
Community Champion for Special Education (FCPS employee or not, doing something in the NOVA community)