Community Engagement

Working Together to Eliminate the Achievement Gap

MCPS students, parents, and community members gathered at the Forming a Common Agenda for African American Student Achievement in Montgomery County symposium on Nov. 21. The event, hosted by the MCPS African American Student Achievement Action Group (AASAAG), provided an opportunity for all stakeholders to share their personal experiences around education and develop an action plan to improve African American student achievement.

Taking Action

Child Abuse and Neglect Training Requirements for Volunteers

During the 2015–2016 school year, three categories of volunteers who have direct, unsupervised, uncontrolled access to students: volunteer coaches, overnight chaperones and volunteers for the Outdoor Environmental Education Program (OEEP), and overnight chaperones and volunteers for school-based field trips are required to participate in training for recognizing, reporting, and preventing child abuse and neglect prior to interacting with students. Parents/guardians and individuals, that are directly supervised by MCPS employees are not required to complete training this school year. These volunteers are invited to attend the face-to-face training or complete the online training module starting in January.



Register for Parent Academy Workshops

Registration is open for the remaining Fall MCPS Parent Academy sessions. Parent Academy workshops give parents useful tips and tools to support their children’s success in school. Don’t miss sessions on college and career planning, homework, parent teacher conferences and many more topics. The workshops are free and childcare and interpretation services are provided.


Community Forum

MCPS Spotlight: Game Changers Group

The latest edition of the MCPS Spotlight features a conversation with Chester Hardy, a counselor at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, about the Game Changers group. Mr. Hardy meets with a group of African American students twice a month to discuss leadership, teamwork and service. The young men mentor elementary school students at Georgian Forest ES and work on several community service projects throughout the year.


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What We Do

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Services for Parents

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Services for Students

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    Learn about efforts to address cultural and racial differences by bringing the community together



Community Partnerships

Contact Us

Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships

Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 130
Rockville, MD 20850
Directions to Office  

Mr. Timothy B. Warner
Chief Engagement and Partnership Officer
Phone: 301-279-3074

Mrs. Traci L. Anderson
Assistant to the Chief Engagement and Partnership Officer
Phone: 301-279-3074

Mrs. Deborah Flinchbaugh
Administrative Services Manager
Phone: 301-279-3074

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Community Spotlight

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students celebrate cultural heritage and tackle issues of identity, race, and diversity.



"To My Ancestors" By Makdes Hailu & Lila Sheon



"Diver City" By Yannick Alexis



"Red (Because I'm Black)" By Auset Baptiste

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Spoken Word Poetry Club 


About OCEP

The Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP) helps schools engage the communities of the children and families MCPS serves to promote student learning.

About Timothy B. Warner, Chief Engagement and Partnership Officer


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