Marian Greenblatt Education Fund

Honor an Excellent Teacher

Does a teacher in your school deserve recognition? Nominate her/him for a Marian Greenblatt Excellence Award: three awards for Master Teachers and one for a Rising Star.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Teachers who excel in educating students, inspiring teachers, and improving the school.
  • Master teachers who have taught for at least five years in Montgomery County Public Schools, with one winner each from an elementary, middle, and high school.
  • Rising-Star teachers who have taught for four years or fewer.

What Do They Win?

  • $2,000 each to three Master Teachers and $1,000 to one Rising-Star Teacher.
  • One of our three Master Teachers will become County Teacher of the Year.
  • The County Teacher of the Year competes for Maryland Teacher of the Year. A 2005 Greenblatt Award winner, Ms. Kim Oliver Burnim, became Maryland and National Teacher of the Year in 2006 and was honored at the White House by the President.

What Do You Have to Do?

  • Email a nomination letter to by the second Friday in January.
  • Encourage your principal to send a nomination letter, with supporting letters/paragraphs from teacher(s) and parent(s), and objective data if available.
  • Questions? Email us at, call Dr. Marshal Greenblatt at 301/983-3255, or visit

What Else Does the Greenblatt Fund Do?

  • Awards $100 to a junior in each high school for Social Studies excellence, each year.
  • Awards $1,000 scholarship to a high school junior for foreign language excellence, each year.
  • Co-sponsors the MCPS Information Technology Foundation, which teaches computer skills to hundreds of students.
  • Has awarded more than $189,000 to 114 teachers and 572 students since 1989.

Download the Application