The Kick Off- 2018

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The NAACP Parents’ Council/MCPS Kick Off 2018

We welcomed over 500 people to our Kick Off! The NAACP Parents’ Council/MCPS Kick Off was held on Oct. 22, 2018 at Richard Montgomery High School.

Click here for the Plenary Session- Guest Speaker, Catherine Lhamon

(Video from MCPS TV)
Catherine E. Lhamon is the Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. President Obama appointed Lhamon to a six-year term on the Commission on December 15, 2016, and the Commission unanimously confirmed the President’s designation of Lhamon to the chair the Commission on December 28, 2016. Lhamon also litigates civil rights cases at the National Center for Youth Law, where she has been Of Counsel since October 2017.
Breakout Sessions- more updates coming
  • Parents and Principal Equity Partnerships: Culture, Accountability, & Curriculum | Building Cross Cultural Relationships, Student Agency, and Community in Schools
  • Your Voices Matter:  Student Town Hall (led by Minority Scholars Program)  | Building Cross Cultural Relationships, Student Agency, and Community in Schools
  • Restorative Justice Practices

Speakers: Ms. Georgene Fountain, Restorative Justice Trainer, MCEA; Dr. Ruschelle Reuben; Director of the Dept. of Restorative Justice, MCPS; Principals, Counselors, Students, and Parents

Building Cross-Cultural Relationships, Student Agency and Community in Schools – Discussion on MCPS Philosophy on relationships, student agency, restorative justice, implicit bias; examine the data on disparities in discipline; Understanding Community Circles; Dialogue with Restorative Justice Champions from several MCPS Schools.