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Montgomery College’s Tammy Peery Named State’s Distance Educator of the Year

English Department Chair at Germantown Campus Receives Honor in Higher Education Category from the Maryland Distance Learning Association

Montgomery College Professor Tammy Peery, English department chair at Montgomery College-Germantown, has been named the Distance Educator of the Year in Higher Education by the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA).

Professor Peery received the honor based on her involvement in distance learning at Montgomery College, where she is co-chair of the Montgomery College Distance Learning Task Group. In addition, she has delivered numerous workshops to College faculty about distance learning and recently worked with faculty and administrators to develop a new model for the College’s Common courses, which are courses that contain the same content but are taught by different faculty members. Her well-designed online English classes are the result of her involvement in the nationally-recognized Quality Matters (QM) program. Professor Peery has participated as a QM peer reviewer and her Introduction to British Literature Part I class was approved as a QM-recognized course in 2007.

Professor Peery was recognized for her achievements at the annual MDLA spring conference on March 4 at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Baltimore. For more information about the Maryland Distance Learning Association, visit For Montgomery College’s Office of Distance Learning, visit

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