The Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA) Program is the nation’s first statewide initiative of its kind – recognizing parents and legal guardians for their exceptional support of public education.
Created by the Maryland State Department of Education,
this award recognizes parents for demonstrating significant and
positive impact on education in their communities. MSDE believes that
parent involvement is the single most important factor that leads to
local school systems across the State of Maryland are nominated for
their contributions in one or more of the five areas of parental
involvement: Communication; Volunteering; Learning; Decision Making;
and Community Collaboration.
begin in December of each year. Parents may be nominated by other
parents, PTA officers, and Wicomico County principals and staff. To
nominate a parent, contact, Faye Wilson:
telephone: (410) 677-4529.
Wicomico County PIMA semi-finalists are:
2016 - Donna Turnamian, James M. Bennett High
2015 – Dr. Glenn Hornstein, Westside Intermediate
2014 – Courtney Deason, Wicomico Middle
2013 – Karen Bromley, Pittsville Elementary/Middle
2012 – Lauralyn Geiser, Fruitland Primary
2011 – Ben Brumbley, Parkside High
2010 – Lori Gillis, Glen Avenue Elementary
2009 – Ginny Steuart, Glen Avenue Elementary
2008 – Kathy Sterling, Pinehurst Elementary