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2016 Awards Program

September 29, 2016


Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University (MCCE@SU) is dedicated to making an ethical difference in the lives of individuals and the entire community through education. The Center encourages teachers and administrators, in public and private schools to teach, model, and reinforce moral values and ethical behavior.

On Thursday, September 29th the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University held their annual Awards Luncheon and Program at Stevenson University, Owings Mills Campus, Rockland Center.

In partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and CHARACTER.ORG, the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University (MCCE@SU) honored and awarded 64 schools from throughout Maryland with a School of the Year Award and banner for promoting character education within their schools and communities.. The awards program recognizes schools or districts that demonstrate an outstanding character education initiative yielding positive results in student behavior, school climate, and academic performance. Schools are selected by their county Superintendent and/or their Character Education Coordinator.


We were proud to announce that Prince George’s County Public Schools received the MCCE@SU 2016 School System Award.

This year we also recognized and honored Maryland schools that received a National School of Character (NSOC) Award, a State School of Character (SSOC) Award, an Honorable Mention School of Character, and an Emerging School of Character certificate from CHARACTER.ORG.


Norwood STEM Program - Baltimore County

Thomas W. Pyle Middle - Montgomery County


Norwood STEM Program - Baltimore County

Thomas W. Pyle Middle - Montgomery County


Bear Creek Elementary - Baltimore County

North Caroline High - Caroline County

Piney Ridge Elementary - Carroll County



Panorama Elementary - Prince George's County

Pine Grove Middle - Baltimore County

Warren Elementary - Baltimore County


Our Keynote Speaker this year was Timothy D. Hodges, PHD, Director of Research at GALLUP. Tim consults with K-12 school districts and higher education institutions and leads research projects in strengths development, employee selection, employee engagement, parent engagement, and well-being.


We held three session where everyone could participate. Tim Hodges presentationed on the Topic - "Focus on What is Right With Each Student: Strategies for Building Student Strengths, Engagement, and Hope."


Sara Gibb, Instructional Designer for Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School (www.outwaardboundbaltimore.org) presentated a Topic on "Experiential Education in the Classroom."


Maryland's two 2016 National Schools of Character / State Schools of Character, Norwood STEM Program, Baltimore County and Thomas W. Pyle Middle, Montgomery County held a Q & A session. Which was a great success!


Our 2016 MCCE@SU Awards Program was a great success. Thanks go out to Stevenson University for hosting our event and to the schools for their outstanding job with Character Education. Keep up the great work!

For further information about the Awards Program, please contact Linda Muska, Executive Coordinator for the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University MCCEcharacter@aol.com.







2015 - 2016 MCCE@SU School of the Year list of Award Winners

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Stevenson University

Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson

School of Education

1525 Greenspring Valley Road

Stevenson, MD 21153-0641

E-Mail: MCCEcharacter@aol.com