Geraldine Barnes, a parent volunteer at Rockland Woods Elementary School, has been named a semifinalist for the 2011 Comcast Parent Involvement Matters Awards.
A collaboration between Comcast and the Maryland State Department of Education, the award is the nation’s first statewide initiative of its kind, recognizing parents and legal guardians for their support of public education. Parents are nominated for making a significant, positive impact in their educational communities.
The award will be presented during an evening celebration Friday, May 20. Five finalists and a statewide winner, selected from the 24 semifinalists named, will be announced at the awards ceremony.
The program recognizes parents from local school systems across the state of Maryland, nominated for their contributions in one or more of the five areas of parental involvement: communication, volunteering, learning, decision making and community collaboration.