September 2019 Newsletter


     Join Dr. George Arlotto, Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the 21st Century Education Foundation, and AACPS students and educators for our 13th Annual Networking Breakfast with the Superintendent on Friday, October 11. Enjoy this annual networking event and learn about ways that your organization can partner with AACPS to support our students and our schools. All proceeds from the event will support K-12 students and programs throughout Anne Arundel County Public Schools. 

    Tickets and Sponsorships are available now.  Click here for more information about the event.  
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    AACPS Teacher of the Year Named Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year 


    South Shore Elementary third grade teacher Teresa Beilstein was named Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year in April, and has recently been named a finalist for the Maryland Teacher of the Year award. 

    Anne Arundel County has had a finalist for the Maryland Teacher of the Year award for five consecutive years. Three AACPS teachers - Josh Carroll of South River High School in 2017-18, Linda Adamson of Mayo and Jessup Elementary Schools in 1993-94, and Patricia Neidhart of Broadneck High School in 1988-89 - have earned Maryland Teacher of the Year honors.  

     State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon will announce Maryland's Teacher of the Year on October 25. 

    For more information, click here.

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools and school system offices will take part in Unity Day 2019, an incentive of the National Bullying Prevention Center, and "wear orange" on October 23 to visibly show a commitment to behaviors and mindsets that eliminates hate and bullying. 

    Click here for more information.

    On August 22 Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) partnered with Crofton-based Kindness Grows Here to host Kick Off With Kindness, a special back-to-school event about inclusion and acceptance. The event featured remarks from Dr. George Arlotto, AACPS Superintendent of Schools and a presentation by Frank Murphy, author of the newly released book "A Boy Like You".  Attendees also enjoyed an interactive presentataion by Kristen Caminiti, founder of Kindness Grows Here.


     2018-2023 AACPS Strategic Plan:
    Ensuring that every student meets or exceeds standards
    as achievement gaps are eliminated

    To view the AACPS 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, click here.



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    Harvest for the Hungry 
    October 1-31

    Networking Breakfast
    with the Superintendent
    Friday, October 11 

    Unity Day 2019
    Wednesday, October 23

    Our Schools, Our Future:
    Fall Giving Campaign 
    November 1 - December 31

    Family Involvement Conference
    Saturday, November 16

    Gregory Winton, Esq.

    Board Member since 2017
    The Aviation Law Firm

    What path led you to working in the field of aviation law?

    "I was a 'math & science guy' and was always fascinated with aviation. I began flight lessons at 17 years old, decided to major in Aviation in college, and became a licensed commercial pilot at 20 years old. I went on to become a flight instructor and attended law school at night, where I discovered aviation law. During the day I worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which eventually led to a position at the Department of Justice. After my years in government service, I decided to establish a private practice specializing in aviation law. 

    Why is it important for local organizations to become involved in the education community?
    "It's important to cultivate the next generation, expose them to diffferent businesses, and grow the industries."    

    What message would you share with other members of the business community about becoming involved with Anne Arundel County Public Schools?

    "It's gratifying to share your experience and expertise with future generations and to mentor students."

    Why do you, personally, enjoy working with the school system?
    "It's a 'labor of love' - the gratification of giving back to the school community."  




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