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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.


Awards will be made in each of the following categories:

  • Business
  • Community Individual (which can include students)
  • 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 to public education 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

Nominations are now closed for May 2021 awards.

Please check back in November 2021 for information regarding May 2022 Awards.

Montgomery County Board of Education

850 Hungerford Drive, Room 123

Rockville, Maryland  20850

Fax:  301-279-3860


Previous Award Winners

View award winners from 1997 through 2020

Updated March 30, 2021