Nominations Open for Distinguished Service to Public Education Awards

February 21, 2024

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its 27th Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals, groups and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Individual pioneer
  • Community individual (which can include students)
  • Community group
  • Business
  • MCPS staff
  • School service volunteer

“Individual Pioneer” award nominees are individuals who, although they may not be currently active, have made extraordinary contributions in the past. The nominee’s contributions must have had a profound effect on the school system over a sustained period of time.

Nominations in other categories must be of individuals (including MCPS students), groups or organizations that have, within the past three years, provided service, support and commitment to public education as demonstrated by:

  • an outstanding contribution of time and expertise to school system programs
  • development and/or implementation of an exemplary program or project, or
  • a contribution that results in systemwide benefit.

Nomination forms are available on the Board’s Distinguished Service Awards website or in the Board office at the address below. Completed nomination forms must be received in the Board of Education office by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024. 

Complete and submit forms online from the Board’s webpage or send completed forms by mail, email or fax to:

Montgomery County Board of Education
15 W. Gude Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Fax: 301-279-3860
Email: Victoria Van Dyke and Becky Gibson

For more information, call the Board of Education office at 240-740-3030.



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