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Awards and Recognition

The Maryland State Department of Education and State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education annually recognizes schools and individuals for contributions and excellence in gifted and talented education.

2020 Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE)  Awards 

Outstanding Educator in Gifted and Talented Education- Teacher as Leader:

  • Jaime Brown, Jackson Road Elementary School
  • Kimberly Browne, Cresthaven Elementary School
  • Jennifer Falcon, Weller Road Elementary School
  • Mark Fenton, Georgian Forest Elementary School
  • Margaret Fletcher, Northwood High School
  • Renee Hill, Silver Creek Middle School
  • Claire Lieberman, Jackson Road Elementary School

Outstanding Educator in Gifted and Talented Education- Local School Administrator

  • Shauna-Kay Jorandby, Sligo Middle School

2019 Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) Awards

Outstanding Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator

  • Kurshanna J. Dean, Supervisor Accelerated and Enriched Instruction

Outstanding Student Accomplishment

  • Alex Enge, Chevy Chase Elementary
  • Charles Lu, Chevy Chase Elementary
  • Kirabo Payne, Chevy Chase Elementary

Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School Awards 

This program honors exceptional elementary, middle, and high schools that offer gifted and talented programs aligned with the objectives and criteria of the Maryland Criteria for Excellence:  Gifted and Talented Program Guidelines and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.04.07 Gifted and Talented Education.  The following MCPS schools were previously named EGATE schools:

  • Chevy Chase Elementary School (2016 EGATE School)
  • Montgomery Blair High School (2010 EGATE School)