The Kick Off- 2017

The NAACP Parents’ Council/MCPS Kick Off 2017

We welcomed over 500 people to our Kick Off! The NAACP Parents’ Council/MCPS Kick Off was held on Oct. 16, 2017 at Gaithersburg High School. Check back here soon for resources from our Community Resource Fair, Breakout Sessions and Main Speaker, Dr. Karl Reid, Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Kick Off 2017- Evaluation Link

 Kick Off Resources  from the Community Resource Fair, Plenary Session, and Breakouts.
Community Resource Fair
Minority Scholars Program-
Project SELF Mr. Howard Bell-
 Montgomery County Public Library– Contact
Plenary Session

Speaker, Dr. Karl Reid,  Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers. 

Plenary Session Presentation Slides- Why the Opportunity-Achievement Gaps Are Persistent-MCPS-NAACP

Breakout Sessions
  • Restorative Justice- Georgene Fountain and Susan King; Jonathan Brice, Ed.D.
    Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA); MCPS Associate Superintendent

Kick Off 2017- Restorative Justice Slides


  • MSP Town Hall- Your Voices Matter- Sharif Robinson, Bethesda Chevy Chase HS,  Presenting

Kick Off 2017- High School Magnet Application


  • Accessible, Understandable, and Actionable Parent Teacher Conferences: Mrs. Denise Bracalilly Stultz, Office of Student and Family Support

Presentation Slides for Parent Conferences- Oct. 16, 2017

Parent Teacher Conference Notes, Oct. 16, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Conferences- Questions to ask child- Oct. 16, 2017


  • Utilizing Brain Research to Close Opportunity/Achievement Gaps

Valaida L. Wise, Ed.D. Head of School, National Child Research Center (NCRC),
Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University
More resources

Sharif Robinson, MSP

Captivating discussions at the MSP Town Hall.

Dr. Karl Reid, PC Member Sabrina McMillian talk with students following the Town Hall.

Networking and discussions following the MSP Town Hall.

Breakout Session- Student Town Hall

Large crowd attends the Restorative Justice Breakout session.

Breakout Session- Restorative Justice

Parent Conference Breakout Session

Breakout Session- Parent Teacher Conferences

PC Leaders Melanie Knight and Wanda Brown at the Registration Table.

PC Chair, Byron Johns opens the Plenary Sessions.

Resource Fair- Africa Memory Game

Resource Fair- AASAAG (African American Student Achievement Action Group)

Resource Fair- MCABSE (Montgomery County Association of Black School Educators)

Sue Ginsberg, MCPS Title I Office at Resource Fair.

PC Chair, Byron Johns speaks with the Media about the Kick Off.

Howard Bell, Project SELF at Resource Fair

Pat Price, of NAACP ACT SO at Resource Fair

Restorative Justice sessions is packed with listeners wanting to hear more about this discipline related practice.