Historically, innovation often occurs out of necessity during a crisis. In FCPS, we have been encouraging staff to innovate as a way to break from the status quo of a century-old school model. During a recent visit to Waverley Elementary, I was inspired to see “learning families” and hear about a team who did not allow the pandemic to deter them from the innovative approach they had planned. Thanks to Waverley Elementary Principal Dr. Allie Watkins for sharing their story as my guest blogger!
This is a phrase we have heard often during the pandemic. For school systems, this means refining nearly every procedure, protocol, and process.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has touched the hearts of many Americans. Her inspirational words will continue to offer wisdom for generations to come.
It is easy to talk about the things we are missing due to the pandemic. However, we are also learning things that I hope will guide us going forward.
Guest blogger FCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Michael Markoe writes about overcoming adversity.
On Monday, August 31, 2020, Frederick County Public Schools began the school year in a completely virtual format—something that had never been done before
Touching the Heart of Every Student, Guest blog with Urbana Middle music teacher and FCPS Teacher of the Year Finalist Tom Mitchell
Today’s guest blogger Tom Mitchell shares his thoughts about Touching the Heart of Every Student. FCPS Teacher of the Year Finalist, Mr. Mitchell teaches music at Urbana Middle School.
Guest blogger: Ashley Lillard, Thurmont Primary Teacher and FCPS Teacher of the Year Finalist: Computer Science in the Primary Grades? No way? Yes way!
In a time of fear and uncertainty, we all need a place to find solace. And frequently, it is the simple things that bring solace to us…like a smile.
Guest blog by Phil Arnold, Career and Technology Center