Nominees Sought for Distinguished Service to Education Awards

August 5, 2002
The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its sixth annual award for distinguished service to public education. The award is sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals, groups, or organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

-business individual/organization,
-community individual,
-community group/organization,
-Montgomery County Public Schools staff,
-individual pioneer.

Up to three awards will be given in each of the categories.

“Pioneer award” nominees must be individuals who may not be active currently, but who 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, 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.

Any person or group may submit nominations. Self-nominations also are accepted.

The deadline for submission of nomination forms is September 12, 2002. Forms may be obtained from local schools or the Carver Educational Services Center (Room 112 or 123). Additional forms are available on the MCPS website at (the Board of Education home page). To receive a nomination form by mail, call 301-279-3301. Completed nomination forms must be postmarked by September 12, 2002, and mailed to:

Montgomery County Board of Education
Carver Educational Services Center, Room 123
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850

For more information, contact:

Mr. Roland Ikheloa
Montgomery County Board of Education
Tel.: 301-279-3301

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