Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

Montgomery County Public Schools Wins U.S. Senate Productivity Award

MARCH 14, 2005: Montgomery County Public Schools has been named the winner of Maryland's most prestigious award for organizational performance excellence—the U.S. Senate Productivity Award. Senator Paul Sarbanes announced the award Monday during an awards luncheon. The award is given to the organization or business that best exemplifies the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence—a management philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement in the constant pursuit of excellence. Details

In Pursuit of Excellence (1000K PDF)

“This award is a well-deserved honor for the women and men of MCPS who have helped us achieve so much and who wake up every day dedicated to making our great school system even better. That’s what Baldrige is all about—continuous improvement. Baldrige helps everybody understand that you can get better over time, that you can grow and learn from mistakes, and that if you stay focused, you can achieve great things.”

—Dr. Jerry D. Weast, Superintendent of Schools

group photoSenator Paul Sarbanes presents the U.S. Senate Productivity Award to Dr. Weast and Board of Education President Patricia O'Neill. From left are University of Maryland President C.D. Mote, Jr., Chief Operating Officer Larry Bowers, Coordinator of Systemwide Continuous Improvement Michael Perich, O'Neill, Weast, Sarbanes, and County Executive Douglas Duncan

group photoEighty six schools are currently participating in Baldrige. Many school-based staff join Dr. Weast, MCPS deputy superintendents, and members of the Board of Education at the awards ceremony.

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