The “Faces of AACPS” campaign celebrates the people who make Anne Arundel County Public Schools awesome. Since the beginning of 2016, current and past members of our school community have been telling us about a person, opportunity, or experience in AACPS that has had a positive impact in their life. Start reading their stories now!

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Current Students

Every day, we have the privilege to teach an incredible group of students. Click here to read stories from our amazing students.

Our Alumni

Even when our students graduate, they remember the impact that our schools and teachers had on them. Click here to read stories from our alumni.

Past & Present Employees

From teachers and counselors, to custodians and bus drivers, the success of our students is dependent on the dedication of our employees. Click here to read stories from our past & present employees.

Members of Our Community

From parents to volunteers to business partnerships, our schools are supported every day by our community. Click here to read stories from our community.

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Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

A Partnership that Fits

"We want to remove the barrier of not having proper shoes so kids can attend class everyday prepared to reach their highest potential.”

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

The pleasure of working with Mrs. Brimhall

"We often recognize those in the classroom and those educators associated with the academic success of our students, but today I wanted to highlight an educator that is exposing our students to the arts in a positive, professional, and most of all meaningful way."--Nikki Johnson

“The Mills-Parole Way”

I am very pleased to present Mills-Parole Elementary with this plaque in recognition of your wonderful program that supports literacy as well as the development of caring, competent, and contributing citizens.

Working Alongside the Teachers Who Impacted Me

"It is very exciting for me to be working alongside the teachers that made such a huge difference in my life growing up!"

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

Standing Up Against Bullying

"My 9 year old daughter, Katherine “Katie” O., who is a 5th grade student at Waugh Chapel Elementary School, won the county-wide 2018 AACPS Olivia Constants Foundation Change through the Arts contest."--Jennifer O, Waugh Chapel Elementary

Mrs. Shorter Keeps Parents Engaged

"We really like to know what is going on at school, and I feel a lot more included having Mrs. Shorter as a teacher for my son."--Rachel McDonald, Parent, Waugh Chapel Elementary

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

Promoting Environmental Literacy through a Student Film Festival

ClearShark H2O’s mission involves a revitalization of youth engagement in Maryland’s waterways by offering hands on experiences to students of all ages, which pairs perfectly with Broadneck's Environmental Literacy Signature Program.

Redemption Church: Going Above and Beyond to Support Our Teachers

Teaching is a demanding job and the support of Redemption Church eases the burden, often just when staff need it.

The Lasting Impact of Atlantic Bingo Supply’s Partnership

Atlantic Bingo’s long-standing support of Ridgeway’s “Run, Jump, and Throw” festival offers Olympic-type activities for our students with severe special needs and disabilities.

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

Building Community Relations In Unexpected Places

The game of cornhole is fun, friendly, safe, portable, unisex, etc. I thought it would be fun to take a set of boards to various community functions to help build community relations.

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

Get Ready to Read!

Just like a walk-a-thon, this program raises money based on how much each entrant reads. In this case, each minute spent reading translated into miles....This program has been in place for four years. In that time, it has raised over eighteen thousand dollars. Of course, it has also helped to support the cause of literacy. The Read-a-Thon is now one of the biggest, most successful school wide events at Linthicum Elementary.

Child-Centered Learning

“When student diversity is accounted for, all students will succeed.”—Debra Biggs, Pasadena Elementary

LitCon Brings Students Together Through YA Literature

National Book Award Finalist Jason Reynolds joined Glen Burnie High School (GBHS) as the keynote speaker for LitCon: Volume 1, Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ first teen literature conference.

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

Growing the Law Enforcement Pipeline from within the Classroom

"Captain Tewey is immediately willing to work with the school and to bring along others in an effort to make intentional connections for GBHS students for college and career readiness in our local community."

Growing a Love of Reading at Home

The Rotary Club of Lake Shore-Severna Park and Freetown Elementary are working hand in hand to our school, students, families and community.

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

Finding My Calling in Meade’s Signature Program

"I started to get focused and motivated in my junior year at Meade Senior High School once I heard about our school's Homeland Security Signature program and the opportunities that came with it."

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

Raising the Bar for Volunteers

Bruce Morgenstern and the Anne Arundel--Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT) have redefined what it means to be a dedicated partner.

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

Welcomed to AACPS

"Since I was first offered the position at Meade Heights Elementary School I have felt welcomed and appreciated within the whole AACPS family."--Deanna Webber

Helping My Kids At Home and in Our School

"Being in the classroom, I’m seeing what they’re going through and I can help and reassure them. Knowing that I have that insight means I’m helping kids here and I’m helping them at home."

Learning New Skills at Park

"I wish the whole world knew that Park is a friendly school where teachers teach you about strategies and skills."

At Home At Park

"This is where I feel I do my best work and I never want to be anywhere else—I never need to be anywhere else."

Park is a Special School

"I don’t know what makes this school special, but it’s just special to me."

I’ve Never Found a Better School

"If I had my way, this school would go from PreK-12th grade so my son would never have to leave."

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

Fighting the Opioid Crisis Through Education

"New Life is proud to have a collaborative partnership with our schools, which is key in educating the students to choose not to use, with confidence."

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

Starting The Adventure in Reading!

STAIR is a proven reading and mentoring program designed to provide early intervention for at-risk second grade students.

A Legacy of Teachers

“The women in my family have given over 100 year of teachings to AACPS.”--Elizabeth Parker, NHS

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

When The Call Went Out, SECU Was There

Robert Gazic and the SECU team have been genuine, committed, and eager to assist with the financial education of Old Mill students.

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

Reinforcing Environmental Lessons

South Shore Elementary chose to embrace our role as caregiver to the Bay by using volunteers to help organize a full day of special environmental events called the Green Apple Day Of Service.

Starting The Adventure in Reading!

STAIR is a proven reading and mentoring program designed to provide early intervention for at-risk second grade students.

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

A Business Partner with True Falcon Spirit

Mr. Henson’s innovative spirit and dedication to our academic programs has helped create a culture of learning that fosters student success.

Making Sure No Student Goes Hungry

Severna Park United Methodist Church and the Children's Ministry has supported Brooklyn Park Elementary School’s Backpack Buddies Program for the past six years.

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

An Awesome Kindergarten Teacher

"Thank you Mr. Walter at Folger McKinsey for being an awesome teacher for kindergarten! Sophia enjoyed everyday of your instruction and teaching!" -- Hazar Biddle, parent

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

An Integral Part of South River’s Signature Program

The South River family is rich in so many ways because of people like Tyler Bennett who, “approaches each day with the attitude…what can I do today to have a positive impact and improve the lives of others?”

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

Encouraging Literacy By Sharing Stories

Many schools have guest reader programs. Waugh Chapel Elementary decided to enhance this program by implementing Mystery Reader Days.

The Power of Relationships

"I believe that great teaching begins with forming positive, meaningful relationships with students."--Josh Carroll, SRHS

Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce

"We are strengthening the push with the CAT schools to help raise awareness of the great opportunities that are still offered in trades."

Blades of Green: Bringing the World of Business to Our Students

"Businesses like Blades of Green are key in connecting our students with opportunities to work in industries of interest and for companies that are respected in their industry."

Words of Encouragement for Kinship Caregivers

"Kinship care is something I can relate to personally. Being raised by my grandparents, I know firsthand how it feels to not reside with a biological parent."--Chasity McGhee

Tutoring with the NSA

Employees of the National Security Administration visit Meade Middle School on a weekly basis to tutor students in all grade levels and subject areas! ESOL and Math students in particular have benefited greatly from their services.

Inspired to Achieve Greatness

"I’ve risen above thinking I achieved greatness on my own; and I’ve embraced the responsibility to ignite and stoke in my students the fire that was started inside of me." --Iris Crankfield, SRHS

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