Principal Mukai Recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding New Principal

Ms. Arriaza, Ms. Kapusta, and Ms. Tickle Also Recognized at FCPS Honors!

By Department of Human Resources
June 07, 2022

ellen mukaiCongratulations to Principal Ellen Mukai who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Outstanding New Principal at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

From her very first day at Brookfield, Ellen began fostering strong relationships with students, staff, and families and established ways for the community to stay connected during the pandemic. She listened and carefully crafted plans addressing the many needs expressed as students transitioned from virtual to in-person learning. Under Ellen’s leadership, educators are inspired to adopt new practices to improve student outcomes. Brookfield teachers led the charge for concurrent learning, engaged families in fun and creative ways, and adopted student wellness strategies ensuring every Bronco knows they belong. Ellen’s commitment to Brookfield’s community is unwavering, and as one teacher stated, “I look forward to continuing this journey toward student success and wellness with her every day!

Congratulations also to these Brookfield Elementary School staff members recognized at FCPS Honors!

Outstanding Elementary New Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Jennifer Arriaza, FECEP/Headstart Teacher

Outstanding School-Based Operational Employee School-level Recipient

  • Brandi Kapusta, Office Assistant

Outstanding Elementary Teacher School-level Recipient

  • Heather Tickle, First Grade Teacher

Thank you to Monica Evans for all of her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison! 

ellen mukai with students