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2012-13 Award Winners

photo - George McGurl

Howard County Teacher of the Year / Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher.

George McGurl

Burleigh Manor MS

photo - Adrianne Kaufman

Distinguished Educational Leadership Award

Adrianne Kaufman

Mariotts Ridge HS

photo - Maha Abdelkader

Crystal Flame Award, Cultural Proficiency

Maha Abdelkader

Resource Teacher, ESOL Office

photo - Homewood

Crystal Flame Award, Leadership

Homewood Circle Champions

photo - Harriett Lee

Crystal Flame Award, Communication and Public Engagement

Harriett Lee

Black Student Achievement Program Mentor

Reservoir HS

photo - Anjan Nath and Laura Register

Crystal Flame Award, Continuous Improvement

Anjan Nath and Laura Register

Gifted and Talented

Clemens Crossing ES

Staff Recognition

Crystal Flame Awards

Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014

2014 Details and Award Application

(Celebrating World Class Achievement in Howard County Public Schools)

The Crystal Flame Awards recognize achievements by HCPSS staff in four areas considered strategically important to school system success. These awards also represent a new direction for Staff Recognition Awards based on the following criteria:

  • Awards are based on demonstrated achievements.
  • Groups (schools, committees, offices, teams, etc.) may be recognized, as well as individuals.
  • All staff contributing to an achievement are eligible, regardless of position.
  • A streamlined nomination process emphasizes results.

Outstanding Teacher And Principal Awards

The Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award
(Sponsored by The Washington Post)

The Distinguished Educational Leadership Award (DELA)
(Sponsored by The Washington Post)

How To Create A Winning Nomination Packet


For additional information about HCPSS staff recognition awards:


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