The City of Fairfax congratulates Ms. Kirsten Buchner of Lanier Middle School for being named a finalist for FCPS Employee of the Year.
Kirsten is a master at coordinating resources and services to assist the at-risk families at Lanier Middle School. She coordinates free dental and health care for students in need, arranges food and clothing donations and helps families apply for assistance so that students don’t go hungry or cold. She has initiated projects such as the Family Reunification Group, a six-week support program for students who immigrate to the area to live with parents they barely know, and a Café Latino night where parents can meet with school administrators and counselors and where they are encouraged to become involved in the Lanier community. Because Kirsten is a dedicated student advocate, students know they have an ally who will help them over any hurdle that impedes their success.