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Board of EducationEducation Matters

Conversation with Montgomery County Public Schools Educators of the Year

Education Matters (May 2015): Board President Patricia O'Neill talked with some of the 2015 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Educators of the Year who were recently honored at the Champions for Children's Gala. Guests included MCPS Teacher of the Year Joseph Gannon, social studies teacher, Damascus High School; Lisa Bligen, special education paraeducator, 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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