Know an Outstanding Teacher, Principal or Supporting Staff Member?
Awards season has arrived! Nominations are now open for several competitions to honor exceptional teachers and principals. They are—
The Marian Greenblatt Excellence in Education Master Teacher Award recognizes three full-time teachers in kindergarten through Grade 12 who have a demonstrated record of promoting student success, such as closing the achievement gap. One of the Master Teacher Award winners is chosen as the MCPS Teacher of the Year. One award winner will be named for each level: elementary, middle and high school. More information is available here. Deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
The Marian Greenblatt Excellence in Education Rising Star Teacher Award recognizes a first-, second-, third- or fourth-year full-time teacher in kindergarten through Grade 12 who has a demonstrated record of promoting student success. More information is available here. Deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award: The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award recognizes a full-time teacher in prekindergarten through Grade 12. This teacher must understand the individual needs of students, encourage their talents and foster their self-esteem. He or she will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subject matter and possess the ability to share it effectively with students. Sean Pang of Rockville High School was last year’s winner. Deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
The Washington Post Principal of the Year Award: This award recognizes principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. Nominations may be submitted by teachers, students, former students, parents, administrators or the general public. Deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
The Shirley J. Lowrie Thank You for Teaching Award: The Shirley J. Lowrie “Thank You for Teaching” Award honors extraordinary elementary school teachers, prekindergarten through Grade 5, who work directly with students in the classroom on a daily basis, demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subject matter, and effectively communicate that subject matter to students. Deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
The Superintendent’s Annual Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award: This award honors MCPS principals who excel in promoting academic excellence, positive human relations and community outreach. Deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
The 2018 Supporting Services Employee of the Year: This award is given to a supporting services employee who has made an outstanding contribution to MCPS. Nominees must be permanent employees and have at least three years of service with MCPS. Nominations will be judged on a variety of criteria, including initiative, creativity, skill and dedication; contributions to students, staff and/or the broader community; respect and admiration; leadership; and interpersonal skills. Deadline: 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21. The nomination form is available here.