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Awards and Recognition

The Office of Partnership Development and Recognition develops corporate and other partnerships and secures underwriting and other grants for non-state or federal funded programs and activities.  The Office also oversees and coordinates Maryland’s major education recognition programs such as the Teacher of the Year Program, Blue Ribbon Schools Program, and the Milken National Educator Awards.  With these recognition programs, the Office liaisons with the National sponsoring agencies - the Council of Chief State School Officers, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Milken Foundation.

In Focus
Ryan Kaiser, Baltimore City, 2015-2016 Maryland Teacher of the Year
Ryan Kaiser, 6th- and 7th-grade social studies teacher at The Mount Washington School, is the 2015-16 Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Ryan Kaiser, Baltimore City, 2015-2016 Maryland Teacher of the Year

Special programs are also developed and offered through this office. Several examples are Teachers of Promise (TOP) and Teacher Leader Council (TLC).

Contact Information
Dr. Darla Strouse, Executive Director
Partnerships and Recognition Programs
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0369
Fax:  410-333-2226
Email:  darla.strouse@maryland.gov
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