QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
A DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT memberPreparing World-Class Students Through Everyday Excellence
Queen Anne’s County is the central gateway to Maryland’s Eastern Shore located in close proximity to Delaware and within a 1.5 hour drive to major cities such as Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The school system provides innovative educational practices, up-to-date equipment, curriculum study and development, and reasonable pupil-teacher ratios. Quality instruction combined with teacher commitment provides excellent instructional programs across the county. The vision for QACPS is that all students experience academic success, learn personal responsibility, and achieve career readiness for the 21st century.
The human resources department provides programs and services in terms of recruitment, benefits, compensation, labor relations, policies and procedures, teacher certification, professional development, and other employee-related issues that support our school system’s academic mission and our employees. In partnership with administration we strive to create a supportive work environment that will help us attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce and inspire excellence in our school community. Our core values that are woven into every aspect of human resources management include customer service, communication, continuous improvement, teamwork, and achieving results.
DIVERSITY & EQUITY
Our World Languages
The fundamental purpose of World Language instruction in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools (QACPS) is to provide equitable access to rigorous coursework that enable students to communicate in a new language in a culturally appropriate way. The linguistic and cultural experiences that come from World Language studies are essential for citizens in the global community and 21st century marketplace.
Seal of Biliteracy
QACPS is excited to announce our participation in the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy! This prestigious award acknowledges high school seniors who have attained high levels of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Graduates who earn this prestigious honor are required to pass the English PARCC exam and score at least intermediate high proficiency on a county-approved language exam. Students eligible for attaining the Seal will receive special recognition for being a Seal of Biliteracy Candidate on their high school transcripts and those who receive this award will receive the Seal of Biliteracy Medal.
New Teacher Induction Program
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools’ new teacher induction program begins with a 5-day orientation program prior to the return of all staff. During that orientation, all new teachers meet centrally one day to learn the overview of county including vision, mission, and philosophy. They are greeted by the Superintendent, Board members, Assistant Superintendent and others. The supervisor of the induction program leads a workshop during which teachers reflect upon how they plan to begin the school year, manage their classroom, plan lessons, etc. and novice teachers meet their mentors. The remaining four days are divided among school-based sessions covering topics from attendance and discipline through planning instruction and assessment and county sessions with content supervisors who outline the curriculum and discuss subject-specific strategies for instruction and assessment.
Multicultural education is to be a continuous, integrated, multiethnic, multidisciplinary process for educating all students about diversity and commonality. Diversity factors include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, region, religion, gender, gender identity, language, socioeconomic status, age, and individuals with disabilities. It encompasses curricular infusion and instructional strategies in all subject areas. Education That Is Multicultural prepares students to live, learn, interact, and work creatively in an interdependent global society by fostering mutual appreciation and respect. The Educational That Is Multicultural program includes staff development experiences that prepare school system personnel to design, manage, implement, and evaluate multicultural education.
The mission of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, a high-performing public school system, is to ensure that every student demonstrates a commitment to high achievement and everyday excellence, possessing the skills and knowledge to empower them to thrive and continue to grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially in a rapidly changing, globally competitive society; this will be accomplished through a partnership with our families and community, a world class curriculum, excellence in teaching and challenging educational experiences.
Queen Anne’s County Public Schools 202 Chesterfield Ave., Centreville, MD 21617
A measurable improvement in the quality of professional development offered to all educators in Richmond Public Schools has been a trademark of Dr. Kane’s leadership. Other accomplishments include launching the district’s Early College Academy, in partnership with J. Sargent Reynolds Community College, where students will earn their Associate’s Degree by the end of their senior year in high school and the opening of Aspire Academy; a credit recovery and acceleration program designed to increase the likelihood of earning a high school diploma and decrease the drop-out rate for the district’s most challenged overage, under-credited high school students. She established structures for systemic improvement while achieving balanced academic and fiscal accountability.
Teacher Starting Salary
In accordance with state and federal laws, and the policies of the Board of Education, QACPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, disability, genetics, ancestry/national origin, marital status, sex or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing educational programs and service, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. QACPS operates equal opportunity and affirmative action programs for students and staff. The Board of Education of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender equity and sexual harassment should be directed to the Director of Human Resources at 410-758-2403 ext. 176. Inquiries regarding ADA and Section 504 should be directed to the Supervisor of Student Support at 410-758-2403 ext. 155. Inquiries regarding Title II should be directed to the Deputy Superintendent at 410-758-2403 ext. 121. Inquiries may also be addressed in writing to the appropriate office at Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, 202 Chesterfield Ave, Centreville, Maryland 21617.