What is PDM?

The Partnerships, Development, and Marketing (PDM) Department works with the community to cultivate relationships that will benefit students, families, and employees. Our team:

  • Creates partnerships with businesses and individuals in the community;
  • Supports grant development across the county;
  • Provides consulting and coordinate campaigns to help AACPS better share its story with the community;
  • Works with families, schools, and communities to facilitate meaningful communication between families and schools and provide training and resources to support student success (learn more about this work at the Office of School and Family Partnerships website);
  • Serves as the liaison to the 21st Century Education Foundation, the non-profit, fundraising partner of the school system.

What’s New

Recognizing Ms. Kerst

"Elizabeth Kerst, third grade teacher at Oakwood Elementary School was selected to be filmed teaching an Explicit Comprehension lesson....The Reading Office couldn’t have selected a better teacher." --Donna Usewick, Principal

Pupil Personnel Workers–Empowering Families to Support their Students

Pupil Personnel Workers (PPWs) serve as facilitators between families and schools. Working collaboratively, PPWs help identify, address, and alleviate issues impacting a student’s education, especially those related to attendance, residency, custody, and personal hardship. Part school counselor, part social worker, PPWs get to know families across the county and connect them to the resources they need to help their children be successful in school.

Share Your Story

The Faces of AACPS Campaign celebrates the people—students, employees, community members, and alumni—who make Anne Arundel County Public Schools awesome.

We want to hear your story! Tell us about someone in AACPS that has inspired you, a unique opportunity you had with a school, or how your experience with AACPS has made a positive impact in your life.

Submit Your Story