The Next Chapter

Posted on: Tue, 06/15/2021 - 09:06
Our graduating seniors and retirees are both closing their final chapter with Frederick County Public Schools and preparing to write the next chapter in their lives. Their parting words have much in common!

Focusing on the Essential

Posted on: Thu, 05/20/2021 - 13:16
For a decade, I have spent time with seniors at every high school talking about their school experiences. Their candid feedback has led to improvement and innovation for our school system. This year, their reflections on their school experiences during the pandemic have again provided powerful lessons for us to consider.

The Role of a Teacher

Posted on: Thu, 05/06/2021 - 06:20
As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, it is important to recognize the ways in which a teacher’s role has changed in the 21st century and the critically important ways in which the role remains the same.

Science in Action

Posted on: Tue, 04/13/2021 - 15:42
Visiting science classrooms and watching students engaged in discovery and exploration is always exciting. One “silver lining” in the pandemic crisis cloud has been the opportunity for everyone to see science happening in real time.

The Year of Hope

Posted on: Tue, 01/19/2021 - 10:52
As we welcomed the new year 2021, people across the globe looked to the future and overcoming the global pandemic. We embraced “hope” for better days ahead.

The Gift of Self-Care

Posted on: Wed, 12/23/2020 - 09:00

It is safe to say that no one expected 2020 to be the year it was! The impact of the pandemic continues challenging us in many ways. Throughout this year, I have seen staff, students, and community members work incredibly hard to overcome the various obstacles we confronted. We are exhausted.

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