Monday Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presented the county's third annual Louis S. Diggs award to three honorees.
One of the award winners was Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White.
The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions to the county's African American community.
The award was created in 2016 and was named after Louis S. Diggs, an author, and scholar who specializes in African American history and historic communities in Baltimore County.
White leads the 25th largest school system in the nation and has served as principal, assistant principal, and teacher mentor in BCPS.
"I would just like to thank everyone here for your contribution to this legacy work, this work is legacy work. And we never know who’s watching, said White.
House leaders from Baltimore County are set to question white about her relationship with the Chicago-based Education Research and Development Institute, to investigate outside work and possibly her failure to report making money on the side.
White has said it's an oversight and says she has gone back and fixed the paperwork.