Nominations for the 2021 Shirley J. Lowrie Award will be accepted October 15, 2020 through January 8, 2021.
Two Elementary School Teachers win Lowrie Awards
The Shirley J. Lowrie "Thank You for Teaching" Award was created by the family of Shirley Johnston Lowrie (1935–2003). Shirley grew up with a strong desire to become a teacher. In 1957, she graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught for several years as a teacher and substitute teacher in California and Connecticut before relocating with her family to Potomac, Maryland.
Well after her teaching career, Shirley remained a strong supporter of the many teachers in her life. Her family created the Shirley J. Lowrie "Thank You for Teaching" Award, through The Montgomery County Community Foundation, to honor her memory by recognizing and encouraging outstanding elementary school teachers in Montgomery County.
The Shirley J. Lowrie "Thank You for Teaching" Award seeks to honor extraordinary elementary school teachers who have a deep dedication to the teaching profession. Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:
To nominate an elementary school teacher for the Shirley J. Lowrie "Thank You for Teaching" Award, please submit the following:
All nomination materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021. Please submit application to:
Maria Lopez-Silvero Montgomery County Public Schools Office of Human Resources and Development Shirley J. Lowrie Award 45 W. Gude Drive, Suite 2100 Rockville, Maryland 20850
The Selection Committee will review nominations and make its announcement by April 2021. The winner will receive a $2,500 monetary award.
Please contact the Office of Human Resources and Development (OHRD), at 301-279-3900 to learn more about the Shirley J. Lowrie "Thank You for Teaching" Award.