Our Mission


Recognize exceptional Master Teachers, Rising-Star Teachers, and Aspiring Teachers in Montgomery County, MD. Recognize outstanding students in Social Studies and Foreign Language Studies. Support the Education Community.


The Fund commemorates the efforts of Dr. Marian Greenblatt to improve education in Montgomery County. She was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Education from 1976 - 1984, and served as its President during 1978 - 1979. She worked to raise academic standards for students, eliminate frivolous courses, decrease class sizes, increase teacher budgets, and eliminate truancies.


The Fund was established on the passing of Dr. Greenblatt in 1988 and is managed by her family. Contributions to the Fund are tax-deductible, as the US Internal Revenue Service has designated it a 501c(3) organization.

Congratulations to our 2021 Award Recipients

Ms. Patricia Richards of Walter Johnson High School, Master Teacher

Mr. Joseph Bostic of Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Master Teacher

Ms. Sara Kopf of New Hampshire Estates Elementary School, Master Teacher

Ms. Lindsey Flint of Chevy Chase Elementary School, Rising-Star Teacher

Read more about our 2021 award recipients.

2021 Master Teacher Awardees
Ms. Sara Kopf of New Hampshire Estates Elementary School, Mr. Joseph Bostic of Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Ms. Patricia Richards of Walter Johnson High School
photo by Montgomery County Pubic Schools
Ms. Lindsey Flint
Chevy Chase Elementary School
2021 MGEF Rising-Star Teacher
photo by Montgomery County Pubic Schools
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2020 High School Social Studies Award Recipients

Aviva Teller (Bethesda-Chevy Chase), Abigail Kusmin (Montgomery Blair), Olivia Gyapong (Blake), Emily Abramson (Churchill), Ronak Tallur (Clarksburg), Grace Ruei (Damascus), Segev Berner-Kadish (Albert Einstein), Alfonso Gabriel M. Aquino (Gaithersburg), Djenebou Traore (John F. Kennedy), Adonairah Villanueva (Col Zadok Magruder), Alexandra Dressman (Northwest), Angel Soriano Lara (Northwood), Mary Shawhan (Paint Branch), Marina Karapanos (Poolesville), Megan Cressy (Quince Orchard), Corbin Christopher (Richard Montgomery), Gabriella Diaz (Rockville), Ella Teal (Seneca Valley), Jahnavi Kirkire (Sherwood), Marissa Chappell (Springbrook), Jacob Carton (Walt Whitman), Danis Cammett (Walter Johnson), Grace Edwards (Watkins Mill), Benjamin Conroy (Wheaton High), Ella Teiberg (Wootton High)

2019 World Language Scholarship

Ms. Hannah Donner
Walt Whitman HS
Dr. Marshal Greenblatt, 2019 World Language Scholarship recipient Hannah Donner, Dr. Walter Jones
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Latest News

NEW qualification criteria for MGEF nominees: at least six years of teaching experience in MCPS for Master Teachers, up to five years for Rising-Star Teachers

NBC4: New Montgomery County Teacher of the Year Crowned

Bethesda Magazine: ‘Fierce advocate’ for students named MCPS Teacher of the Year

Montgomery Community Media: Julius West Educator Wins Rising Star Teacher of the Year

The Bulletin:  Whitman Student Wins $1,000 World Languages Scholarship

MGEF congratulates Dr. Darryl Williams on his selection to be Superintendent of Baltimore County Schools

MGEF President honored by Montgomery County Board of Education

Washington Post: Three teachers named finalists for top honor in suburban Maryland​

MGEF President honored by Regional Manufacturing Institute

The Marian Greenblatt Education Fund has been awarding outstanding teachers since 1989. Please see all our former winners here.

Past Winners

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George HW Bush and Marian Greenblatt

When Marian met (then) Vice President George H. W. Bush at the White House in 1982, he said, "Marian Greenblatt! Your name is practically a household word.” He had read about her work on the Montgomery County Board of Education and was very supportive of her efforts.