Nomination Information for Master and Rising-Star Teachers


What should the nomination package include?

Please download the Nomination Checklist and Guidlines: .docx version here or .pdf version here


Who may submit nominations?

Nominations may be submitted by a principal, colleague, administrator, parent, or Parent Teacher Association (PTA) representative.


When are nominations due for the Master and Rising-Star Teachers?

The nominations are due on the second Friday of January.


What are the award levels?

The award level for Master Teachers is $2000.  The level for Rising-Star Teachers is $1000.

When and where are the awards presented?

The awards are announced in February and presented in the spring at the winners’ schools. All winners are honored at the MCPS Champions for Children Ceremony in the spring, when the County Teacher of the Year will be announced.


Who decides the Greenblatt Fund winners?

A committee of educators and Greenblatt family members chooses from the teachers nominated.


Who is eligible?

Only full-time Montgomery County classroom teachers are eligible. Master Teachers must have been teaching in the County for six years. Rising-Star Teachers who have taught as a long-term substitute are eligible, as long as the total time teaching is five years or less, including full-time and substitute service.

How many winners are selected?

Three Master Teacher winners are selected, one for elementary school, one for middle school, and one for high school. One Rising-Star Teacher will be recognized.

What about someone who was nominated previously but was not chosen?

We welcome such nominations and sometimes pick such people in the second year that they have been nominated.


What if I have additional questions?

Contact Dr. Marshal Greenblatt at (301) 983-3255 or




Nomination Information for University of Maryland Aspiring Teachers Award

Contact Dr. Marshal Greenblatt at (301) 983-3255 or




Nomination Information for High School Juniors in Social Studies

The winners are selected by the Resource Person at each high school.



Nomination Information for World Language Scholarship Awards

The candidates are high school juniors, nominated by the World Language staff at their high schools and chosen by the Greenblatt Fund.