Community Engagement

Parent Academy Offers New Workshops

The spring session of the MCPS Parent Academy has begun, offering parents an array of workshops to support their children’s success in school. Don’t miss sessions on internet safety, effective parenting strategies, PARCC assessments and many more topics. Parent Academy workshops are free, and childcare and interpretation services are provided at all sessions.

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Celebrating 40 years of French Immersion in MCPS

The French Immersion Programs in MCPS celebrated 40 years on Saturday, March 28, with an event packed with remembrances by students, staff and community members. Current French Immersion students showed off their linguistic competence as they sang for an audience of about 700 guests, which included current and former teachers, administrators, alumni, and current students and families. MCPS offers the French Immersion Program in two schools—Maryvale and Sligo Creek elementary schools.

French Immersion

Robert Frost MS Hosts STEM Night

Robert Frost Middle School held an Academic Arts and STEM Night on March 26. Staff, students, parents and community members offered presentations on a variety of topics, including renewable energy, robotics, meteorology, DNA extraction, virtual reality, aeronautics and website design. In addition, during the event, the PTA held a book fair, art activities were available and the school’s jazz band, orchestra, chamber orchestra and chorus performed.

Frost STEM Night

Rosa Park MS Students Visit Library of Congress

Students from Rosa Parks Middle School took a special trip to the Library of Congress on March 24 to see items that belonged to Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks. The Library of Congress is displaying select manuscripts and other items from the Rosa Parks Collection as part of the exhibition, The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom.

Rosa Parks

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Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships

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

Ms. Diedre Couey
Communications Assistant
Phone: 301-279-3100

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

Mrs. Tanya Gourley
Fiscal Assistant III
Phone: 301-279-3100

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Find out how MCPS's engagement strategy is transforming communities, individuals and institutions.

The Challenge

To empower all students, parents and community leaders to become active in shaping the student learning experience, and to engage institutions in every sector of the community to support student learning.

How Engagement Works

Community engagement increases equity and improves public education by building capacity and power in communities. It works to address the issues that families in communities face so that students can take full advantage of their educational experience.


  • Enhancing culturally-competent, historically-aware and economically empowering family engagement at the local school level
  • Engaging institutions in every sector (private industry, non-profit, faith communities and local government) in the critical work of supporting the education of our students
  • Creating and leveraging within MCPS an organizational structure and culture that supports OCEP’s vision
  • Identifying specific culturally and historically-informed strategies to leverage community engagement to help close the achievement gap


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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