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Board of EducationEducation Matters

Conversation with MCPS Educators of the Year

BOE President Patricia O'Neill talks with some of the 2015 MCPS Educators of the Year who were recently honored at the Champions of Children's Gala. Guests include MCPS Teacher of the Year Joseph Gannon, a social studies teacher from Damascus High School; Lisa Bligen, a special education paraeducator from Argyle Middle School and the 2015 MCPS Supporting Services Employee of the Year; and Betty Collins, who during her 47-year tenure with MCPS has served as a teacher, principal and currently the director of the Department of Instructional Leadership Support. Ms. Collins is this year’s winner of the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision.


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