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Most Valuable Parent Award
The HCPS Parent Academy presents the Most Valuable Parent (MVP) Award! This award program will honor one HCPS parent/guardian a month during the school year who stands out as modeling one or more of the National PTA Standards: works to welcome all families; helps with communication with other parents/caregivers; supports all students’ success; speaks up for every child, helping to remove barriers so that all families can engage; works to support planning for the school events/activities; collaborates with the community partners to support the school.
HCPS PACE liaisons will consider all parents/guardians who advocate for families and children in a powerful way. Nominations will be accepted from PACE liaisons – with support from their administrators. All nominations will be reviewed by the HCPS External Customer Service Subcommittee, and the subcommittee will select the winning nomination.

Most Valuable Parent Honorees - March 2024
Most Valuable Parent - March 2024 Grace Garlen Bel Air Elementary School Honorees Melody Axe Dublin Elementary Deb Bailey Bel Air Middle Dennell Gainey Aberdeen Middle Natasha Hawkins Joppatowne Elementary Jen McNew Patterson Mill High Grace Garlen Bel Air Elementary Robin Lien Homestead/Wakefield Elementary Heather Sewell Fallston Middle Amanda McGowan Abingdon Elementary Tamara Sherrill Roye-Williams Elementary Paul Strang Harford Tech
Most Valuable Parent Winner - Carrie Hunter
Grace Garlen, Bel Air Elementary School
Previous Honorees
HCPS MVP - March 2024
HCPS MVP - Febraury 2024