Nominees Sought for Twenty-First Annual Distinguished Service to Public Education Awards

March 1, 2018

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

“We welcome the opportunity to recognize and honor those organizations and individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty for our students and for public education,” said Michael Durso, Board of Education president.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  • community individual
  • community group
  • business
  • Montgomery County Public Schools staff
  • school service volunteer
  • individual pioneer

“Individual Pioneer award" nominees are individuals who, although they may not be active currently, 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 of Education web site at or may be obtained from the Board office at the address given below. Completed nomination forms must be received in the Board of Education office by 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2018.

Mail completed forms to:

Montgomery County Board of Education

Carver Educational Services Center

850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123

Rockville, Maryland 20850

Fax: 301-279-3860


For more information, contact Suzann King or Becky Gibson in the Montgomery County Board of Education office:  240-740-3030.


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