2017 Rise Up Award

CACSE is pleased to announce the “Rise Up” Award, presented to educators and support personnel for their extraordinary efforts in assisting children in special education. We are entering our fourth year in recognizing a teacher, administrator, therapist, paraeducator or other educational assistant, or anyone in the special education system who has truly gone to extraordinary efforts to contribute to the growth, happiness and general well-being of our children in a compassionate and caring way.

We present this award at a spring meeting of the Board of Education, and educators and families are welcome to celebrate this achievement. It is CACSE’s way of recognizing and honoring those dedicated professionals who give so much of themselves for our children.

Past awards have gone to both general education and special education teachers, applied behavioral analysis technicians, speech-language and other therapists and support staff, and even administrators! We are truly grateful for your dedication and hard work, and the amazing effort you give in helping our special children to truly rise up to meet their potential!

We welcome nominees for this award from parents and caregivers! Please share with us your stories of success!

This year, the nomination form is due April 28, 2017.

The awards will be presented at an award event with the Board of Education at Chopticon High School on Wednesday, May 17, at 5:00 pm.  Please watch for updates in the event scroll on the side of your screen!


Click on the link below to access a PDF copy of the 2017 nomination form.  You may mail your nominations to L. Popielarcheck, 38531 Deadwood Ct., Mechanicsville, MD, 20659, or you may email them to lapopielarcheck@co.pg.md.us

You may also send them through your school’s METRO delivery system to CACSE at Duke Elementary School.

2017 CACSE award ceremony nomination form rev one page

You may also post your nomination to CACSE using the Google Form enbedded in this page below the web postings for past winners.  All responses will be kept confidential!

WINNERS OF THE 2016 RISE UP AWARD:  Rise Up Award – 2016 Recipients web posting

WINNERS OF THE 2015 RISE UP AWARD:  Rise Up Award – 2015 Recipients short web post

WINNERS OF THE 2014 RISE UP AWARD:  Rise Up Award – 2014 Recipients web posting