Superintendent's Update

September 11, 2020

CCPS Community,

This week we brought in our first students for face-to-face instruction and as of today, have completed our first two weeks of virtual instruction. On Wednesday night our Board of Education was presented with an update on our re-opening. You can view the materials from the meeting agenda HERE. We are working closely with the Cecil County Health Department so that we are making informed decisions in being able to bring our students and staff back to a safe learning environment.

In other exciting news, we started off the week with the news that Chelsea Jones of Elkton Middle School is a Maryland Teacher of the Year finalist! We are all wishing Chelsea the very best and she continues to the next stage of the process.

In closing, during our Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, we held a moment of silence in remembrance of September 11, 2001, as this week marks the nineteenth anniversary of this event. We continue to hold in our thoughts and prayers the family, friends, and loved ones of those who perished in those attacks.


Jeffrey A. Lawson, Ed.D.


Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalist!

This week the Maryland State Department of Education announced that Chelsea Jones, CCPS Teacher of the Year, has been named one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year! Chelsea learned of the news when members of the CCPS Leadership Team, Board of Education, and Elkton Middle School administration surprised her in her classroom with the announcement. The Maryland Teacher is the Year recognitions will be held virtually this year on October 7 on Maryland Public Television when the Maryland Teacher of the Year will be announced. We will be sure to share more about how to view the program live once we receive the information.

Be sure to check out the press release from the Maryland State Department of Education HERE.

Community Partners of the Month

This month we recognized the Cecil County Health Department and the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services for their long-standing and tireless support of CCPS, most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This recognition was accepted for the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services by Richard Brooks, Director of DES, and the Cecil County Health Department by Lauren Levy, Cecil County Health Officer.

CCPS Support Request Form

Students & parents can use this form to indicate the need for support and resources in the areas of: Academic Support, College/Career Guidance, Personal/Social Support, Mental Health Resources, Family Support Resources, & Community Resource Support.

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