Come CelebrateJoin us in honoring Dr. Weast as he prepares for retirement. He has served in the field of education for nearly 40 years, the last 12 in Montgomery County. We have a lot to celebrate!
Dr. Weast’s Accomplishments
Attend the Celebration
Friday | May 20, 2011 Smokey Glen Farm | Gaithersburg, MD
4:30PM – 8:00PM 6 PM - 7:30 PM | Special Programming
Tickets – $38
Support Reading is
Elementary: The Jerry
Weast Book Project
As a lifelong, avid reader, Dr. Weast’s passion for books and learning anchored his highly successful tenure. Help support early literacy by making a donation to purchase books for the county’s 131 elementary school libraries.
A Champion For our schools
With determination and a clear sense of purpose, Jerry Weast has led one of the nation’s largest and increasingly diverse school systems. Over the 12 years of his tenure, Dr. Weast’s steady focus on excellence and equity has launched the dreams of hundreds of thousands of students. His work has helped prepare students for high school graduation, college, and beyond. As the winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and a 2010 finalist for the Broad Prize for Urban Education, Montgomery County Public Schools proudly thanks Dr. Weast for his superior leadership. He personifies the spirit of our district: Exceptional people, high expectations, and extraordinary results.
Smokey Glen Farm
16407 Riffleford Road Gaithersburg, MDABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED.
For more information:Contact the Montgomery
County Business Roundtable
for Education at
The Montgomery County Board of Education | The Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals | The Montgomery County Education Association | The Service Employees International Union, Local 500 | The Montgomery County Council of PTAs | The Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education.
- Reading is a gateway skill. As we master it, as that gate swings open, we are free to enter unknown worlds we’ve only imagined. Dr. Weast understood the significance of reading skills to academic advancement and made it his mission to ensure proficiency in the early grades. It has been a successful mission: Nine out of 10 children in Montgomery County Public Schools meet a proficient or advanced standard in reading as they leave elementary school.
- Books, of course, entice children to read. Who hasn’t lost an afternoon engrossed in a good story? In recognition of Dr. Weast’s successful legacy, please join us in supporting Reading is Elementary, a book project benefitting the libraries of our elementary schools. Every book purchased through the program will feature a Jerry Weast Book Project bookplate and donor recognition. Schools will make the actual book selections.
- The average cost of a library-bound children’s book is approximately $25, but all donations are significant and will help put books directly in the hands of our students, bringing them immense pleasure for years to come.
Thank You For Your