Marian Greenblatt Education Fund                                         


Congratulations to our 2020 Award Recipients

Ms. Annie Moore of Farmland Elementary School, Master Teacher

Ms. Inge Chichester of Sligo Middle School, Master Teacher


Mr. Rodney Van Tassell of Winston Churchill High School, Master Teacher


Ms. Susan Joanna Martinez-Mack of Julius West Middle School, Rising-Star Teacher

Four MCPS Teachers Receive Greenblatt Award

Bethesda magazine article on 2020 MGEF Awardees

Churchill High School Teacher Is Finalist for Teacher of the Year

Potomac Almanac article on 2020 MGEF Awardees

Four MCPS Teachers Honored With Greenblatt Award

Montgomery Community Media article on 2020 MGEF Awardees

4 Montgomery County Educators Win Excellence In Teaching Awards

Patch article on 2020 MGEF Awardees

Hanington wins MCPS Teacher of the Year award

The Sentinel article on 2019 Teacher of the Year Madeline Hanington

English Instructor Named Montgomery Teacher of the Year 

Bethesda Magazine article on 2019 Teacher of the Year Madeline Hanington and other honorees  

Whitman Student Wins $1,000 World Languages Scholarship

MCPS Bulletin article on 2019 World Language Scholarship recipient Hannah Donner

MGEF President honored by Montgomery County Board of Education

Dr. Greenblatt recognized for Distinguished Service to Public Education

Click for photos of event as well as Dr. Greenblatt's speech

MGEF congratulates Dr. Darryl Williams

Long-time MCPS principal and administrator selected to be Superintendent of Baltimore County Schools

Three teachers named finalists for top honor in suburban Maryland​

Washington Post article on 2019 MGEF Awardees

Three Named Finalists for Teacher of the Year Award

Bethesda Magazine article on 2019 MGEF Awardees

5 Montgomery County Educators Win Excellence In Teaching Awards

Patch article on 2019 MGEF Awardees

Kindergarten teacher tapped for top honors in Montgomery County

Washington Post article on 2018 Teacher of the Year Kristen Kane

Silver Spring Kindergarten Teacher Named MCPS Teacher of the Year

Bethesda Magazine article on 2018 Teacher of the Year Kristen Kane

Forest Knolls Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

Montgomery County Media article on 2018 Teacher of the Year Kristen Kane

 Marian Greenblatt Education Fund Honors Five County Teachers 
Bethesda Magazine article on 2018 MGEF Awardees
Finalists Announced For MCPS Teacher Of The Year
Patch article on 2018 Greenblatt Award recipients 
 MCPS Announces Three Teacher of the Year Finalists
Bethesda Beat article on 2018 Greenblatt Award recipients 
High School English Teacher Lands Top Honor in Montgomery County

Washington Post article on 2017 Teacher of the Year Nancy Shay

​Nancy Shay Named MCPS Teacher Of The Year

Montgomery County Media article on 2017 Teacher of the Year Nancy Shay

'No Student She Cannot Teach': Montgomery Teacher Of The Year

Rockville Patch article on 2017 Montgomery County Teacher of the Year Nancy Shay.

Meet the Three Finalists for MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

Montgomery County Media article on 2017 Greenblatt Award recipients

Greenblatt Fund President Honored by Regional Manufacturing Institute

Award recognizes Marlin Steel's commitments to the community, including support for education through the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund.

Marian Greenblatt Fund Announces Doubling of Award Levels for Master Teachers and Rising-Star Teachers

First change in award levels since the Fund's founding in 1988, doubling the award levels for Master Teachers from $1000 to $2000, and for Rising-Star Teachers from $500 to $1000. Please read more.

Eight Greenblatt Award Recipients Have Achieved National Board Certification

The Marian Greenblatt Education Fund congratulates eight of its awardees on achieving National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification for educators. It was designed by teachers, for teachers.  National Board Certified Teachers have voluntarily gone beyond their states’ licensure requirements to demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills, and practices according to standards developed by the NBPTS.  The certification process generally takes three years to complete.


Awardees who have achieved National Board Certification include:


  • Alison Divens O’Connor, Resnik ES

  • Kimberly Oliver, Broad Acres ES

  • Shelly Niverth, Viers Mill ES

  • Peter Petrossian, Pyle MS

  • James Schafer, Montgomery Blair HS

  • Carol Schwindaman, Diamond ES

  • Nancy Shay, Richard Montgomery HS

  • Todd Stillman, Richard Montgomery HS

Three named as finalists for Montgomery County’s Teacher of the Year

Washington Post article on 2016 Greenblatt Award recipients

Rising-Star Teacher winner Samir Paul featured in Silver Chips article

Marian Greenblatt Fund 2016 Rising-Star Teacher award winner Samir Paul is profiled and interviewed by Montgomery Blair High School student newspaper, Silver Chips. Please read more.The article is preserved here.


Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence goes to 2010 Grenblatt Fund Winner

Marian Greenblatt Fund 2010 award winner James Schafer of Montgomery Blair High School has gone on to earn a 2015 Preisdential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, according to The Washington Post. The article is preserved here.

Finalists named for Montgomery’s teacher of the year

Washington Post article on 2015 Greenblatt Award recipients

Students in Chicago Honored

The Marian Greenblatt Fund has recognized excellent students from Senn High School in Chicago, IL, in conjunction with the fiftieth reunion of the Class of 1963. In 2014, two students from Senn were honored with scholarships. Mickayla Valenzuela ($5,000) and Maria Bailon ($1,000) received partial scholarships to Monmouth College and Wilbur Wright College, a two-year community college in Chicago. Both students were chosen by teachers at Senn. Maria was valedictorian of her 2013 graduating class. Senn is a century-old school with one of the most-diverse student bodies in the USA. Currently, 62% of the students speak a language other than English at home. Senn is the home of International Baccalaureate and Junior ROTC programs.