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Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award

2017 Winner 

Craig Staton - Mark Mann 2017 Award Winner  

Julius West Middle School Principal, Craig Staton, wins Mark Mann Award.  

Mr. Craig W. Staton, principal of Julius West Middle School is this year’s winner of the Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award.

The award is presented annually to an MCPS administrator who has shown exceptional performance in promoting academic excellence, positive human relations and community outreach. Superintendent Dr. Jack R. Smith presented the award to Mr. Staton at the April 7, 2017, meeting of MCPS administrators and supervisors. Read full story:



2018 Award Details

Nominations for the 2018 Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award will be accepted October 19, 2017, through January 5, 2018. 

About the Award

The award is designed to honor the highest qualities and most significant accomplishments of Dr. Mark Mann, former principal of Parkland Middle School, Montgomery County Public Schools. Dr. Mann was recognized throughout the system as an excellent school-based educator who dedicated himself to understanding and embracing the rich diversity of his school and community. He worked tirelessly to make everyone a vital part of school programs, activities and services.

Nomination Process


Nominations must be supported by at least two of the following: a student;  a staff member,  a parent/guardian, or community member. A minimum of two years experience as a principal is also required.

Nomination Forms

Mark Mann Nomination Form 

Re-Submitting Previous Nominations

Nominations made in previous years may be resubmitted. Questions should be addressed to the Office of Human Resources and Development (OHRD), at 301-279-3900.

Winner Selection and Announcement

A panel appointed by the associate superintendent, Office of Human Resources and Development, will select the recipient, and the award will be presented in April 2018.

When and Where to Submit

Nomination Deadline

 Nomination materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Nomination Form

Mark Mann Nomination Form 



Mailing Address

Pamela Rumer
Montgomery County Public Schools
Office of Human Resources and Development
Mark Mann Award
45 W. Gude Drive, Suite 2100
Rockville, Maryland 20850

email Pamela Rumer (

Past Mark Mann Award Recipients


  • James G. Fernandez
    Julius West MS, 2002
  • Kathy L. Brake
    Washington Grove ES, 2001
  • Fred H. Lowenbach
    Paint Branch HS, 2000
  • Phillip F. Gainous
    Montgomery Blair HS, 1999
  • David I. Steinberg
    Gaithersburg MS, 1998
  • Joanne M. Basalacchi
    New Hampshire ES, 1998
  • Sharon J. Jones
    Gaithersburg ES, 1997
  • Mark E. Kelsch
    Sligo MS, 1997
  • Jerome M. Lynch
    Rocky Hill MS, 1996
  • Stephanie B. Jackson
    Chevy Chase ES, 1995
  • Ellen P. DeYoung
    Kemp Mill ES, 1994
  • Dorothy J. Jackson
    Sligo MS, 1993
  • Joseph J. Dalton
    Wheaton HS, 1992
  • Lois E. Bell
    Summit Hall ES, 1991

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