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Teacher of the Year Teacher of the Year Video story icon

Nancy Shay, an English resource teacher at Richard Montgomery High School, has been named the 2017-2018 MCPS Teacher of the Year and will now compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year. Ms. Shay, and other MCPS staff and community members, were honored at the annual Champions for Children awards celebration on April 26. The event was hosted by MCPS in partnership with the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education.

SMOB Elected SMOB Elected

Matthew Post, a junior at Sherwood High School, was elected as the 40th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) April 26. Mr. Post, who received 62.7 percent of the votes cast by MCPS secondary students, will begin his term in July. More than 85 percent of eligible students cast ballots in the election

TOY Finalists TOY Finalists

Three MCPS teachers have been selected as finalists for the MCPS Teacher of the Year Award. The finalists are: Melissa Segal of Luxmanor Elementary School; Cherin Hershkowitz of Roberto Clemente Middle School; and Nancy Shay of Richard Montgomery High School. The Teacher of the Year will be announced at Champions for Children Awards celebration tonight, April 26. The celebration also will honor business and community partners.

Special Ed Summit Special Ed Summit Video story icon

Parents, caregivers, educators and community members gathered April 22 at Walter Johnson High School for the fourth annual MCPS Special Education Summit. The summit was organized by MCPS in partnership with community organizations to share and exchange ideas to better meet the needs of students receiving special education services.


More than 60 graduating seniors were honored by the Montgomery County Alliance of Black School Educators (MCABSE) during an April 24 ceremony at Carver Educational Services Center. The 8th Annual MCABSE Distinguished Scholars and Community Leaders Awards Ceremony recognized African American high school students for their academic and community service achievements. Each student received a scholarship check, certificate of achievement, and a medal. In the last eight years, MCABSE has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships.

BOE Meeting 04-25-17 BOE Meeting 04-25-17

The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 25 for its regular business meeting. The closed session will begin at 8:30 a.m. with public items beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will be live online and on MCPS TV (Comcast Channel 34 and Verizon 36).

Washington Post Washington Post

Sean Pang, a teacher at Rockville High School, has been selected as the 2017 Washington Post Teacher of the Year. Pang, who is in his sixth year as an educator, was chosen from 21 finalists from across the region. The Washington Post Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards are given annually to principals and teachers in Washington-area school districts who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create exceptional educational environments and exemplify excellence.

SMOB Election SMOB Election

Middle and high school students will cast their votes Wednesday, April 26 for the next Student Member of the Board of Education. Alexander Abrosimov, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, and Matthew Post, a junior at Sherwood High School, are the final candidates. The SMOB provides an informed student viewpoint on educational issues, may author legislation and can vote on matters related to collective bargaining, capital and operating budgets, and school closings, reopenings and boundaries.