Message from the Superintendent
Dear Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) families and community members:
I am honored to serve as the new Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools. In my first few weeks as Superintendent, I have had the pleasure of meeting with central office staff and visiting several schools. I witnessed first-hand students learning and engaged in our Summer Boost program led by enthusiastic and caring staff. At the same time, central office and school staff are feverishly working to ensure our schools are ready in August to welcome students back for the new school year.
As I make my way throughout the county, I want to share with you some of my priorities as Superintendent. First is to ensure all schools and centers are ready to welcome students and staff back to in-person learning next month. Another priority is to visit with school communities to actively listen and learn from staff, parents, students and community members. Lastly, will be to evaluate learning expectations for students through the review of programs and systems in place that look at how students are doing, what they are learning and what they need in order to achieve. This includes a deep dive into our staffs’ capacity building opportunities and how they support student learning.
I believe that all students have limitless potential. Schools are places to nurture their development and provide each one of them with the skills and knowledge they need to be ready for their next big step in life after graduation. To do this well, we must provide equitable learning opportunities for every student – acknowledging, respecting and celebrating their unique attributes.
I am proud to join a community of educators that is committed to the learning and achievement of each of the 27,000 young people across every one of our schooIs. I am eager to work alongside staff and our community to realize this commitment for every student. Let’s build on the many accomplishments of Charles County Public Schools and work together to ensure all students are prepared for their future.
Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Charles County Public Schools