Montgomery County Public Schools has three action groups comprised of parents, MCPS staff and community stakeholders to provide a forum to address barriers to student success. These groups work collaboratively with MCPS leadership to ensure equitable practices for all MCPS students.
The groups and co-leader contact information are as follows:
AASAAG (African American Student Achievement Action Group)
James Allrich, MCPS Co-Chair
William Jawando, Community Co-Chair
Frances Frost, Parent Co-Chair
To contact AASAAG, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Statement: The African American Student Achievement Action Group (AASAAG) is a group of parents, MCPS staff, and community members committed to providing a continual, transparent forum between the African American community and MCPS. We work collaboratively to develop strategies to eliminate the African American academic achievement and opportunity gap in Montgomery County Public Schools. AASAAG has cited cultural proficiency, early interventions, and structural racism as the root causes of the achievement gap, and has centered the work of the group on these areas of focus.
APASAAG (Asian Pacific American Student Achievement Action Group)
Ting Mei Chau, Chair
Shruti Bhatnagar, Vice-Chair
Adam Lee, Vice-Chair
To contact APASAAG, please send an email to email@example.com
Mission Statement: APASAAG is an advisory body whose members engage in regular dialogue with MCPS to provide input and feedback on issues affecting the Asian Pacific American (APA) community and advocate on behalf of APA students. APASAAG works with MCPS and community stakeholders to address supports for APA students and promote opportunities for them to reach their fullest potential in the context of the unique challenges of a community that is comprised of diverse ethnic groups, languages, cultures, immigration histories and socio-economic status.
LSAAG (Latino Student Achievement Action Group)
Sonja Bloetner, MCPS Co-Chair
Karla Silvestre, Community Co-Chair
Elena Reis, Parent Co-Chair
To contact LSAAG, please send an email to Sonja_M_Bloetner@mcpsmd.org
Mission Statement: The Latino Student Achievement Action Group (LSAAG) was established by Montgomery County Public Schools and Latino parent and community activists to provide a continual, transparent forum, between Latino community stakeholders and MCPS policy and decision makers to work collaboratively on eliminating the Latino academic achievement gap.
For more information about the action groups, please contact any of the chairs directly or our office at 301-217-5370.
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