Distinguished Service Award Winners: 2005
- Community Individual
- Community Group
- Individual Pioneer
- Montgomery County Public Schools Staff
- School Service Volunteer
Mark Drury and Shapiro & Duncan
For their tireless work to inform students, teachers, and administrators of the high-quality career opportunities provided by the industries of construction.
William Schlossenberg and The Gazette
For many contributions to education, including leading the successful mentoring program and newspaper club at Viers Mill Elementary School.
Community specialist with the City of Rockville , Department of Youth and Family Services, for his outstanding work with at-risk youth and their families.
Nguyen Minh Chau
For her community leadership and advocacy for children, particularly those with limited English proficiency, for nearly 20 years.
The African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation
For using the Catching Up Program with students from Africa to ensure an effective transition into the American culture and education system.
Conquista tus Sueños (Realize Your Dreams)
For providing effective programs that help empower Latino parents to connect with their children's school and education.
Hospice Caring, Inc.
For their group bereavement program, the Good Grief Club, that helps children cope with grief and offers a sense of hope and comfort.
Founding principal of Mark Twain school and original assistant supervisor of special education, for his groundbreaking leadership as a special educator for more than half a century.
County Council member and chair of the Councils Education Committee, for the many ways he has worked to promote a seamless delivery of services to support student learning and enhance the quality of life for children in Montgomery County.
Special education teacher at Eastern Middle School, for broadening the scope of after-school activities for students at the school with innovative programs and partnerships.
For her effective and dedicated work as supervisor of the International Student Admissions Office, which has served more than 18,000 international students and their families over the past three years.
Whose work as a parent volunteer, instructional assistant, and paraeducator has served the community of New Hampshire Estates Elementary School for the past 35 years.
School Service Volunteer
Parent Teacher Group (PTG) president, for her extraordinary efforts to plan and organize activities for the staff and students of Rock Terrace School.
PTA enrichment chairman, for encouraging a multitude of enrichment activities at Stedwick Elementary School to reinforce classroom instruction.