FCPS named innovative district by The International Center for Leadership in Education

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Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) was named an innovative district by The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and will present at a conference attended by education leaders in June.

FCPS is one of seven districts nationwide to earn the honor from ICLE for its focus on instructional and organizational structures to increase student learning and to develop a vision focused on student needs. ICLE’s mission is to encourage, inspire and support  K-12 educators.

“We were honored to be named an innovative district,” FCPS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl L. Dyson said. “We look forward to the opportunity to share our best practices and learn from other districts as we continue to focus on supporting all students.”

FCPS will be presenting at the 2023 Model Schools Conference in Orlando from June 25-28. The topic: Building an Evidence-Informed Culture: How Embedding the Science of Teaching and Learning is Transforming our Schools.

The presentation will focus on the FCPS journey to build a culture informed by the best evidence about how the student brain learns. The presentation will be led by Margaret (Meg) Lee, the FCPS Director of Organizational Development, and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Michael Markoe. 

“Innovative districts are strategic about decision-making and are purpose driven,” ICLE Associate Partner Dr. Linda Lucey said. “Each of the 2023 Innovative Districts boasts leadership teams that focus on developing cultures of success.”

Innovative districts are selected annually by showing evidence of growth year over year, aligned vision and structures and being intentional about instructional decisions.