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Natalie Jones, Professional Development Teacher Specialist


Education That Is Multicultural and Student Achievement (ETMA)

Education That is Multicultural

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is committed to providing rigorous, culturally responsive academic opportunities for every child.

Therefore, Education That Is Multicultural and Student Achievement (ETMA) is in accordance with Marylandís  Education That Is Multicultural (COMAR 13A.04.05) and AACPSís Bridge to Excellence Master Plan. 

Focus of the Month


The Education That Is Multicultural and Student Achievementís mission is to provide meaningful and relevant professional development for cultural proficiency and culturally responsive instruction so that achievement is accelerated for every student in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Through ETMA Professional Development, we envision:

  • Educators who understand the influence of cultural experiences in both their teaching and interactions with students. 

  • Educators who recognize the importance of building relationships with students.

  • Educators who have a great capacity to create culturally supportive learning environments and foster achievement for every learner.

  • Practitioners who understand the value of initiating and sustaining professional conversations about the elimination of achievement disparities.