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From left to right: Tim Hayden, President of MCCE@SU, Dara Feldman, Virtues Project Master Facilitator, Linda Muska, Executive Coordinator, MCCE@SU, and Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President, Stevenson University



Awards Program October 5, 2017


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, October 5th the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University held their annual Awards Program at Stevenson University, Owings Mills Campus, Rockland Center.


In partnership with the MD State Department of Education (MSDE) and Character.org, The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University MCCE@SU) honored 63 schools from throughout Maryland and had 155 attendees.


The awards program recognizes Schools and School Systems that demonstrate an outstanding character education initiative yielding positive results in student behavior, school climate, and academic performance. The schools are selected by their county Superintendent and/or their Character Education Coordinator.


This year our Keynote Speaker was Dara Feldman M.S. Author of The Heart of Education: Bringing Joy, Meaning and Purpose Back to Teaching and Learning. Dara is a Virtues Project Master Facilitator


Our program also featured three sessions. Teacher of the Year, Athanasia (Sia) Kyriakakos, Art Teacher at Baltimore City’s Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School. The “2016 NSOC” winners, Norwood Stem Program and Thomas W. Pyle Middle. They shared “What it takes to be a National School of Character: Tips, Pitfalls and Encouragement.”

For information about how your school can apply for a “School of the Year” award, please contact Linda Muska, MCCEcharacter@aol.com.








Please help us to continue our effort to strengthen character development throughout the state of Maryland. Your tax deductible donation will make a significant difference in supporting Character Education within our schools and communities. We are grateful for your generous contribution.



To make a donation please contact Linda Muska, Executive Coordinator at MCCEcharacter@aol.com.


Forms are listed below, just click and print form:

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Mail your form and donation to:

MD Center for Character Education

P.O. Box 19105

Baltimore, MD 21284


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Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson

E-Mail: MCCEcharacter@aol.com