Matthew Frye, a seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher at Stone Hill Middle School, has been named the recipient of the Secondary First-Year Teacher of the Year Award.
Loudoun County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Talent Development Dr. Kimberly Hough surprised Frye with the award during a faculty meeting on May 22. Hough also presented Frye with a $500 check and trophy donated by the award’s sponsor, Apple Federal Credit Union.
“Matt Frye has had a unique journey into education,” Hough stated. “He spent 10 years working in finance supporting students in attaining federal student aid. However, he was not satisfied in his job. He was inspired to pursue education because he had some great teachers that invested in him and always encouraged him along the way. So, he enrolled in a career-switcher program at Shenandoah University. Now, a year later, he feels his job aligns to his internal passion.”
Frye holds a master of business administration and a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Shepherd University.