Distinguished Service Award Winners: 2003
- Community Individual
- Community Group
- Individual Pioneer
- Montgomery County Public Schools Staff
For its partnership with Rosemont Elementary School that pairs company employees with Rosemont students to provide academic support and friendship. The corporation also provides financial assistance to Rosemont programs.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
For its partnership with Maryvale Elementary School that provides mentoring for students. The corporation also has provided funding for several aesthetic improvements to the school and for transportation to give children access to summer school.
Dr. Yvette Butler
For developing and funding the start-up of Gapbuster, an after-school program for Grades 1 through 12 to provide meaningful activities and tutoring sessions for students needing extra assistance.
Theodore W. Urban
For exemplifying the spirit of volunteerism by serving on the Montgomery County Public Schools Employees’ Retirement and Pension System Board of Investment Trustees since 1996.
Linkages to Learning
A collaboration among the county Department of Health and Human Services, nonprofit provider agencies, and the school system, for its successful efforts since 1993 in providing integrated school-based health, mental health, and social services to at-risk children and families.
For the significant impact she has had on the development of special education in Montgomery County over the past 25 years. Her advocacy was largely responsible for the establishment of the MCCPTA Special Needs Committee, the creation of the GT/LD program for gifted students with learning disabilities, and the creation of TransCen, a nonprofit organization that develops employment opportunities for young people with disabilities.
For her excellence as a teacher, her work in developing the International Baccalaureate Program at Richard Montgomery High School, and her guidance of the school’s Writing Center for students.
Dedra H. Greene
For her outstanding service for 20 years as a counselor and resource counselor at Julius West Middle School. Among her contributions is the Brotherhood of Superstars (BOSS), providing motivational speakers and experiences to African American male students.
James J. Laws
For his contributions and leadership in the Thomas Edison High School of Technology Biotechnology Program, particularly in the challenging opportunities provided to students with disabilities.