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BOE Honors 22 Individuals, Organizations for Distinguished Service

The Montgomery County Board of Education has announced its selection of recipients for the 23rd Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards were established by the Board of Education to recognize and show appreciation for exemplary contributions to public education and to MCPS.

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Montgomery County native coach and his football team help feed hundreds of people

Montgomery County native coach and his football team help feed hundreds of people

Minus the facemasks and social distancing, the MV Chiefs are trying to return to normal summer football drills. Even during the pandemic, Coach Joseph Hooks is making sure his youth football club is staying in shape. For these middle schoolers, this work out under the hot sun is not just about football, it’s about giving back to their community.

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Spreading kindness

Spreading kindness

Carrie Fox and her daughter Sophia have taken turns writing in a shared journal most nights for more than two years. As they pass it back and forth, Carrie often poses a question to 10-year-old Sophia. One night last year she asked: “If we wrote a book, what would we write it about?”

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Two Elementary Teachers Win Lowrie Awards

Two Elementary Teachers Win Lowrie Awards

Julie Miller, a third grade teacher at Ashburton Elementary School, and Sheila Shea, a special education teacher at Diamond Elementary School, are this year’s recipients of the Shirley J. Lowrie “Thank You for Teaching” Awards.

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