Champions of the Month

Champions of the Month

Each month we will be announcing a staff and student Champion of the Month who exhibits exemplary character, individual achievement, and community involvement. 


March Champions of the Month


March's Staff Champion of the Month is Social Studies teacher Ms. Parra. Her colleagues said she works tirelessly during and after school to give students the best education possible. She is a source of support for countless students and a trusted adult to many. Her students said she strives for their success. She is hardworking, kind, selfless, and the definition of a "Champion.” This is your month, Ms. Parra!


Congratulations to our student Champion of the Month: Junior Icys Carroll. Icys showed great heart and integrity when helping our Red Wolves during their Winter Dance and Unified Sports Games. She is intentional and thoughtful when she interacts with her peers and is a great asset to the student mentorship of her fellow Red Wolves. We are proud of you, Icys!

February Champions of the Month


February's Staff Champion of the Month is Music Teacher Mr. Turner, who has done an excellent job with the marching band this past season. The students have achieved so much after participating in competitions, assessments, football games, and pep rallies. His dedication shows how much he cares for his students and the band as a whole. Thank you, Mr. Turner!


The Student Champion of the Month is Junior Robert (Connor) Kumpe. Connor’s English teacher said he is a leader and a champion both in and out of the classroom. He challenges his peers to do their best and he leads by example. 

January Champions of the Month


Jaunary's Staff Champion of the Month is Special Education TA, Ms. Scott. Ms. Scott promotes integrity, responsibility, academic achievement, stability, and respect to those she encounters. Ms. Scott is a member of the Autism crew, Wolfpack Coffee Den, leader of Unified Sports Basketball, an assistant basketball coach, and for years, a dedicated member of the Gar-Field pack. Thank you, Ms. Scott!


The Student Champion of the Month is Senior Abigail Santos. Abi was our first Quest Bridge Scholar finalist, and she was awarded a full, four-year scholarship to the University of Virginia. Abi serves in the Gar-Field and surrounding community in a variety of leadership positions such as field hockey team manager and student representative on the Superintendent’s Council for Sustainability.

December Champions of the Month


The Staff Champion of the Month is Guidance Counselor Ms. Starks. Ms. Starks is a very important part of the counseling team and lends her support where it is needed to staff and students alike. She cares about her students and her positivity is always greatly appreciated! 


The Student Champion of the Month is freshman Razeen Waqar. Razeen’s teacher said he is a hard-working student, polite, and always willing to help out his peers. Razeen is kind, motivated, and a model student.  

November Champions of the Month

Photo of Mrs. Kitchen
The Staff Champion of the Month is Biology teacher Ms. Kitchen. Ms. Kitchen was named a finalist for the Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2023 Teacher of the Year. Her colleagues said she is incredibly knowledgeable and works tirelessly to create meaningful, hands-on learning experiences for our students, which add to their understanding and passion for science. She has done countless projects to beautify and improve our school and the surrounding areas outside the building and is an asset to the Gar-Field community. Thank you, Ms. Kitchen!


Congratulations to November's student Champion of the Month, junior Aida Hernandez. Aida's History teacher said she is unbelievably driven and hardworking, as well as kind and respectful. She brings joy to the classroom each day. Congratulations to our staff member and student of the month!