Potomac’s Generosity of Spirit Award is given annually at the Thanksgiving Assembly to a faculty or staff member who exemplifies Potomac’s core values, demonstrates “generosity of spirit,” and inspires others through their actions. This year, the award was presented to two highly respected members of our community: Coach and Physical Education Teacher Barb Mays and Security Guard Marc Lucas.
Coach Mays, a Potomac employee for 28 years, is described as “an outstanding educator and coach.” She has dedicated her entire career to empowering young people through physical education and athletics. A former dual sport college athlete at George Mason University, Coach Mays has played an integral role in Potomac’s girls’ field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse programs. She also created and runs the Girl Power Sports & Leadership Camp, designed to encourage young girls to express themselves through sports and help develop self-confidence.
Mr. Lucas, described as a “tremendous ambassador for the school,” is an officer committed to the safety, security, and well-being of the entire Potomac community. Mr. Lucas joined Potomac in 2013 after a three-decade career in law enforcement, including nine years as an FBI police officer. He is one of the first people to arrive on campus each morning. During the remote work days of COVID, he was at his post every day. The positive impact Mr. Lucas has on our community and guests is invaluable.
Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!