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The Board of Education Annual Distinguished Service Awards


About the Award

The Montgomery County Board of Education established the Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education in 1997 to recognize and show appreciation to individuals, groups, and businesses that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County.


Up to three awards will be made in each of the following categories:

  • Business
  • Community Individual
  • Community Group
  • Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Staff
  • School Service Volunteer
  • Individual Pioneer

Who Can Be Nominated? (Eligibility)

The Individual Pioneer Award is presented to an individual who may not be active currently, but who has made extraordinary contributions in the past, and whose impact has had a profound systemwide effect on MCPS over the years.

The other awards go to an individual (including MCPS students), group, or business that has, within the past three years, provided sustained service, support, and commitment to public education, as demonstrated by:

  • An outstanding contribution of time and expertise to MCPS programs
  • The development and/or implementation of an exemplary program or project
  • A contribution that results in systemwide benefit

Who Can Submit a Nomination?

Any person or group may submit nominations. Nominations for the awards are sought from the general community as well as community organizations, businesses, the superintendent of schools, and members of the Montgomery County Board of Education.

Nomination Forms


(Forms must be completed and returned to the Board of Education office by 5 p.m. Feb. 13, 2015)


Montgomery County Board of Education 
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123 
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Fax: 301-279-3860 E-mail: 

Previous Award Winners

Read about the honorees announced May 9, 2014 

View award winners from 1997 through 2014 

Updated Nov. 2014

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