Montgomery County Public Schools
Rising Star Teacher Award

Award Overview

The Montgomery County Public Schools Rising Star Teacher Award honors a full-time Pre-kindergarten/Head Start through Grade 12 teacher who is in their first, second or third year of teaching.  The Rising Star award winner is a teacher who demonstrates a passion for the success of all students, creatively engages students in learning and contributes to a strong, positive partnership among students, staff, parents and the community.  The winner will be recognized at a celebration in the spring and will receive a monetary award.

2023 Award Details

Nominations for the Montgomery County Teacher of the Year are now being acepted. The deadline for submission is midnight, December 16, 2022

Please submit completed nomination packet to: Maria Lopez-Silvero.

Nomination Process

  • Requirements - Nominations must be supported by at least one of the following: a student; a staff member, a parent/guardian, or community member. A minimum of six years’ experience as an MCPS teacher is also required.
  • Nomination Packet
  • Re-Submitting Previous Nominations - Nominations made in previous years may be resubmitted. Questions should be addressed to the Office of Human Resources and Development (OHRD), at 240-740-7012.
  • Winner Selection and Announcement - A panel appointed by the chief of Human Resources and Development will select the recipient.

When & Where to Submit

  • Nomination Deadline – Nomination materials must be received by midnight, December 16, 2022. Nominations made in previous years may be resubmitted as long as the current award format is followed.  
  • Nomination Packet  – Please submit completed nominations to