• Teacher Preparation and Initial Certification Support

  • Alternative Teacher Preparation Programs for Initial Teacher Certification  workshops for initial teacher certification

  • Contact your Certification Specialist

    The AACPS Certification office, working in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), provides certification services for AACPS contracted educators. Once you are employed by AACPS as a contracted educator, specialist, or administrator, our office handles all your certification needs in keeping with State regulations. Our office consists of three Certification Specialists and two Certification Technicians serving the needs of over 7,200 certified educators. With whom you work in certification is based on your last name.

    CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST FOR LAST NAMES A-F: Joyce Matney jmatney@aacps.org 410.224.6268

    CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST FOR LAST NAMES G-M: Karla Henriquez khenriquez@aacps.org 410.224.4572

     CERTIFICATION SPECIALIST FOR LAST NAMES N-Z: Nicki Carpenter ncarpenter@aacps.org 410.222.5079


    CERTIFICATION TECHNICIAN

    Tuition Reimbursement A-K Anastasia Perillo aperillo@aacps.org 410.222.5077

    Tuition Reimbursement L-Z Laurie Hanley lhanley@aacps.org 410.222.5078


    AACPS Certification General Email: HR-Certification@aacps.org

    AACPS Electronic Transcript Email: HRCOT@aacps.org

    Individuals who are not a current, contracted AACPS teacher or administrator, must contact the Maryland State Department of Education directly for certification services. They can visit the MSDE Certification Branch on the web at www.mdcert.org or during open call hours at 1.410.767.0412 or toll-free at 1.866.772.8922.