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SUPERINTENDENT GEORGE ARLOTTO ADDS 3 MEMBERS TO BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION ON EQUITY AND ACHIEVEMENT

Superintendent George Arlotto today announced the appointments of three additional people to the Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Equity and Achievement.

Joining the panel are:

Bishop Coates and Rev. Menendez have worked with schools and students throughout the county as part of programs designed to provide academic support and increase student achievement. Both had been extended invitations to join the panel by then-Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins, and confirmed their ability to participate after the initial panel was announced.

Dr. Shields has provided professional development for AACPS staff and has extensive experience working with both the African and Hispanic communities on issues surrounding the achievement gap.

“These three individuals will each add unique perspectives and broaden the work of this commission,” Dr. Arlotto said. “They have been in the trenches of this battle, and I am looking forward to their input as well as that of all of the members of this group.”

Other Commission members are:

The commission will hold its first meeting in mid-September.