mcpssuper. A TV Show hosted by Superintendent Joshua Starr
Posted: December 17, 2013; Length: 15:58 minutes
MCPS Environmental Sustainability Management Plan
This episode features a comprehensive look at the Montgomery County Public Schools Environmental Sustainability Management Plan. With 151,000 students, 22,000 employees, and more than 200 buildings, MCPS is able to save money and reduce the impact on the environment through sound environmental practices. In buildings new and old, administrators, teachers, support staff, and students are dedicating themselves to environmentally friendly practices that include recycling cans, bottles, and paper, and turning off lights to save electricity. The importance of preserving our environment is part of the curriculum too, starting in elementary school. At MCPS we practice what we teach!
Meet the guests featured in this edition
Larry A. Bowers, Chief Operating Officer,
Montgomery County Public Schools
During his 35 years with Montgomery County Public Schools, Mr. Bowers has served as deputy superintendent, chief financial officer, and director of management, budget, and planning. He was appointed to his current position, chief operating officer, in October 1999. Mr. Bowers serves as the principal advisor to the Board of Education and the superintendent in all matters related to fiscal, budget, and planning matters. He has worked with his staff to establish a climate that recognizes that focusing on customers is the primary way for the school system to ensure that it is able to meet the customers’ needs and provide quality services and products.
Matthew Niper, Assistant Principal, Northwest High School
Mr. Niper has been an administrator for the past six years at Northwest High School and a science teacher previously at Kingsview Middle School. As a science teacher, Mr. Niper coordinated Green Day activities and supported green initiatives with the students. When he came to Northwest, he brought the same passion for sustainability and environmental consciousness to the school. With the support of the entire staff and student body, Northwest consistently promotes green initiatives, energy conservation, and community awareness for recycling.