The Maryland State Department of Education announced a call for nominations for the fifth annual Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA).
The award program honors parents and others with legal responsibility for a child, whose exemplary contributions to public education have led to improvements for Maryland’s public school children, teachers, schools, programs and/or policies.
The Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award program was developed to shine a spotlight on parents and legal guardians who have demonstrated significant involvement in the following areas: Communicating, Volunteering, Learning, Collaborating with Community, and Decision Making. The program’s theme, “Choose Your Seat. Get Involved.” illustrates the point that Maryland parents/guardians are involved in a wide range of activities to support their public schools and encourages all parents to get involved whatever way they can.
“We are fortunate in Maryland to have strong parental support and advocacy for our children,” said Bernard Sadusky, Interim State Superintendent of Schools. “Those nominated for the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award serve as role models who are making a tremendous difference in the lives of thousands of children — ensuring they achieve both academic and personal success. This award is an opportunity for us to applaud and recognize parents and guardians for their dedication to our schools, community, and students.”