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Congratulations to the seven exemplary Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees recognized at the Board of Education Meeting on May 10, 2022 for their dedication and commitment to teaching and learning, and for making a difference in the lives of students!

Annemarie Simpson, Washington Post Teacher of the Year Finalist; Louis D'Ambrosio, Principal of the Year; J'Trenee Bryant, kindergarten teacher, Malcolm Elementary School; Kimberly Cline, kindergarten teacher, J.C. Parks Elementary School; Bruce Washington, building service managerSt. Charles High School; Michelle Murray, special education teacher, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School; and Marissa Ellis, fifth-grade teacher, Dr. James Craik Elementary School.

Board honors Washington Post Teacher of the Year, Annemarie Simpson

Board Honors Annemarie Simpson, Maurice J. McDonough High School, Washington Post
Teacher of the Year Finalist.

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Board honors principal of the year

Board honors Principal of the Year, Louis D'Ambrosio, Berry Elementary School.

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J'Trenee Bryant with Ian Herd

Board recognizes J'Trenee Bryant of Malcom Elementary School for her ability to foster relationships and her strong work ethic. 

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Kimberly Cline with David Hancock

Board recognizes Kimberly Cline of J.S. Parks Elementary School for her preparedness, strong support and
efforts to make Parks a success for students.

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Board honors exemplary staff

Board recognizes Marissa Ellis of Dr. James Craik Elementary School for devotion of her time and
positive attitude that inspires her students to do their best

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Board honors outstanding staff

Board honors Michelle Murray of Benjamin Stoddert Middle School for her collaborations and strategies that have proven to be beneficial to students with special needs and in support of both staff and scholars.

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Board honors outstanding staff

Board recognizes Bruce Washington of St. Charles High School for his ability to lead his team, maintain clear lines of communication with team members and administration, and willingness to step up to fill in where needed.

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CCPS to pilot compressed workweek schedule this summer

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is piloting a compressed workweek schedule, effective this July. The pilot is for CCPS 12-month employees over a period of four weeks this summer. Participation in the pilot schedule requires employee supervisor approval but is also optional. The schedule will begin Monday, July 11, and end Friday, Aug. 5.

A compressed workweek is when an employee works their contracted hours that normally span five days, in fewer than five days. For example, an employee who is contracted to work 40 hours per week who normally works 8 hours, five days per week can opt to work four, 10-hour days with one day off during the week.

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Logo for EAP traumatic events resource guide

How Do You Cope With a Traumatic Event?

Most people have experienced traumatic and stressful events in their lives. These times are marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury or the threat of serious injury or death. Traumatic events affect survivors, rescue workers and the friends and relatives of victims. They may also have an impact on people who have seen the event either firsthand or on television. Learn more about dealing with traumatic events by downloading the resource guide below:

Traumatic Events Resource Guide

ComPsych Guidance Resources Worldwide

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has a new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, ComPsych GuidanceResources.

ComPsych is a national employee assistance and work/life company dedicated to helping Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees improve their health and well-being through quality services.

The EAP benefit is no cost to employees and their dependents, and it is also confidential. ComPsych representatives have considerable expertise and clinical knowledge. They are well versed in helping clients of all ages, from young children to the elderly.

The EAP can assist with many issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, workplace difficulties, substance abuse, marital problems, family or parenting conflicts, grief, violence and unhealthy lifestyles. They can also provide additional assistance with:

  • Finding child and elder care.
  • Hiring movers or home repair contractors
  • Divorce, adoption, family law, wills and trusts.
  • Retirement planning, taxes.
  • Relocation, mortgage and insurance.
  • Budgeting, debt and bankruptcy.

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CCPS Strategic Plan
Staff Q & A

Watch Dr. Navarro talk about the school system's strategic plan for improving learning for students in Charles County Public Schools.

meeting recording

COVID-19 Self-Test Kit

CVS Health, provider of the CCPS health benefit prescription plan through CVS Caremark, now provides coverage for CCPS healthcare plan members to purchase over the counter COVID-19 at-home test kits at no cost.

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North Point First Flight Program

North Point Little Eagles

North Point First Flight Program has spaces available. Click the image above for the informational flyer or visit:

 first flight website

Latest School News

May 13, 2022

First page of the PDF file: SchoolNews_051322_linked

Workday Schedules

FY 22 Start and End Dates

Certificated Start Date Proposed Last
First Pay of Contract Year
12-month ADM (261 days) 07/01/21 06/30/22 07/09/21
12-month Non-ADM (227 days) 07/12/21 06/28/22* 07/23/21
11-month (210 days) 08/09/21 06/30/22 08/20/21
10.5-month (200 days) 08/16/21 06/24/22* 09/03/21
10-month (190 days) 08/23/21 06/16/22* 09/03/21


Support Start Date Proposed Last Workday First Pay of Contract Year
12-month (261 days) 07/01/21 06/30/22 07/09/21
11-month (226 days) 08/09/21 06/30/22 08/20/21
10.5-month (217 days) 08/16/21 06/29/22* 09/03/21
10-month (207 days) 08/18/21 06/17/22* 09/03/21
10-month IA's (190 days) 08/23/21 06/16/22* 09/03/21


Food Service Start Date Proposed Last Workday First Pay of Contract Year
12-month (261 days) 07/01/21 06/30/22 07/09/21
10-month Mgr. & Asst. Mgr. (191 days) 08/23/21 06/21/22* 09/03/21
10-month Worker (184 days) 08/25/21 06/16/22* 09/03/21
rev. 03/2022 
*subject to change depending on inclement weather days.
**includes the three inclement weather days (1/3, 1/4, 1/7) and 11/12/21

Employee Referral Incentive Program

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching an employee referral incentive program (ERIP) to attract skilled educators and support staff to the school system.  Current CCPS employees who refer candidates for employment can receive up to $1,000 if the referred employee is hired by the school system.

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