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Nominees Sought for Service to Public Education

July 20, 2007
Nominees Sought for Eleventh Annual Distinguished Service to Public Education Awards

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

“We encourage members of the community to submit a nomination form to acknowledge those who often work outside of the limelight and contribute their time and talent to supporting our children,” said Nancy Navarro, 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

Up to three awards will be given in each of the categories.

“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, 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. To receive a nomination form by mail, call 301-279-3301. Completed nomination forms must be received in the Board of Education office by 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2007.
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
Email: Becky_Gibson@mcpsmd.org

For more information, contact:
Montgomery County Board of Education
Tel.: 301-279-3301

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