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Thursday, November 15 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
FCPS 101: A Simple Approach to Developing Public School Advocates

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Frederick County Public Schools launched the FCPS 101 Community Engagement Program in 2018 in an effort to develop a group of advocates to help counteract a growing number of individuals/groups using disinformation in an attempt to devalue public education and question many of the capital projects and initiatives being undertaken by the School Board. The program, which received a 2018 Golden Achievement Award from National School Public Relations Association, led to parents and other community leaders coming together to advocate on behalf of the school division. In addition to providing an overview of FCPS 101, the presenters will offer practical steps Board members and school staff can use to quickly and effectively begin their own community engagement program.


Steve Edwards

Coordinator of Policy and Communications, Frederick County Public Schools
Steve Edwards was named Frederick County Public Schools Coordinator of Policy and Communications in 2006 after working nearly 20 years in the news media as well as the marketing, public relations and fundraising fields. Mr. Edwards’ work has been recognized with numerous awards... Read More →

Dr. David Sovine

Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools
Dr. David T. Sovine is in his eighth year serving as the Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools. During his tenure, the school division has revised its Division Strategic Plan and launched a number of innovative programs in support of the plan including balanced literacy... Read More →


Teresa Ellison

Member, Buena Vista City

Thursday November 15, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST
Tidewater C/D