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

Wayne Shipley, Arundel High School, Class of 1962

Wayne’s lifelong love of the performing arts began on a high school dare. But over the course of his 30+ years as an English teacher in Anne Arundel County and, later, as an independent filmmaker, Wayne has shared his passion for literature and the arts to help his students—in and out of the classroom—find and follow their own visions for the future.

Bringing Joy and Happiness Through Music

"Music brings out the joy and happiness in the heart. Mrs. Kennelly at Waugh Chapel Elementary teaches music to her students with such dedication and patience."--Deanna Mallon, Parent

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.

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