FCPS Renews Partnership with AARCH Society

AARCH Society Partnership

L-R: Rose Chaney, AARCH Society Director; Colleen Bernard, Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Specialist; Dr. Kevin Cuppett, Executive Director Curriculum, Instruction & Innovation; Protean Gibril, AARCH Society President; Kim Day, Elementary Social Studies Curriculum Specialist; Seaven Gordon, AARCH Society Vice President; Carrie Artis, Supervisor, Accelerating Achievement & Equity, Barbara Thompson, AARCH Society Secretary

Frederick County Public Schools recently renewed its partnership with the African American Resource, Cultural Heritage Society (AARCH). AARCH Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich heritage, culture, and contributions of African Americans in Frederick County. 

“AARCH Society is very proud of the continued work of our education committee, led by Patricia G Washington,” said Protean Gibril, the society’s new president. “We will support the development and enhancement of curriculum materials by working with FCPS to ensure African American history and their untold stories are part of the rich history of Frederick.” 

AARCH Society will sponsor engaging programs for students including oral history lecturers, artifact presentations, hands-on travel trunks, workshops and local National History Day.

“We are excited to renew our partnership with AARCH Society and continue our work together in enriching the education of all students in FCPS,” FCPS Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Specialist Colleen Bernard said.

According to Gibril, AARCH Society is preparing for a future heritage center, which will allow for an extension of programming and provide student internship opportunities.