Office of Teaching, Learning and Schools → Culture of Well-Being
Well-being is a fundamental component of the school experience. All students and staff deserve a welcoming learning and work environment where they feel safe, connected, respected, and included. Creating a culture of well-being is key to the engagement and success of students, families, and staff, and requires the integration of many elements - leadership, professional learning opportunities, equitable access to culturally appropriate services, supporting policies and procedures, academic and non-academic strategies, and engagement with families.
Every MCPS school strives to create a culture that provides not only an optimal learning environment, but also serves to promote students’:
Fostering the well-being of MCPS staff, no matter what role they play, is also essential to an overall culture of well-being and has positive outcomes:
MCPS addresses the well-being of students and staff through district and school-based programs and initiatives where the goal is to ensure students and staff can do their best work, achieve, and thrive.
MCPS provides effective proactive services and responsive supports to address the full-range of social and emotional well-being and mental health needs of students, staff and families. Some of these supports/resources include:
Positive learning outcomes can also be achieved by promoting and supporting the well-being of all staff. Some of these supports/resources include: