As a veteran Eastern Shore educator, I am truly honored to begin my service as the new superintendent for Queen Anne’s County Public Schools (QACPS). As we shift our priorities from combating the pandemic to providing an environment for all students to thrive, I am committed to leading us through new challenges that may arise.
This summer will be one of hard work to bridge the gap in learning loss, ensure school buildings are ready to welcome students in the fall, and make sure QACPS staff are ready for the school year with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment. But also, this summer needs to be one for staff, parents, and students to relax and rejuvenate after a stressful, hectic school year.
There is much for students to look forward to when they return on Monday, August 30th, but most of all, being back in their school buildings full time, five days a week. Queen Anne’s County students, educators, families, and residents have every reason to be proud of their school district. I have already seen evidence of the strong sense of community togetherness, the dedication to the success of our schools and students, and commitment to helping each student become a well educated, productive member of our community.
I am looking forward to building partnerships as a school community to ensure that together, we meet the needs of all our students and support them in their individual successes.
Patricia W. Saelens, Ed.D Acting Superintendent Queen Anne’s County Public Schools
NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT In accordance with state and federal laws, and the policies of the Board of Education, QACPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, disability, genetics, ancestry/national origin, marital status, sex or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing educational programs and service, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. QACPS operates equal opportunity and affirmative action programs for students and staff. The Board of Education of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employee inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Michael Noel, Director of Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 176. Student or parent inquiries or complaints regarding discrimination or Title IX issues such as gender equity, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination should be directed to Matt Evans, Director of Student Services, email@example.com or 410-758-2403 ext. 154. Inquiries regarding ADA and Section 504 should be directed to Joeleen Smith, Supervisor of Special Education, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-2403 ext. 131. Inquiries regarding Title II should be directed to Michael Noel, Director of Human Resources, email@example.com or 410-758-2403 ext. 176. Inquiries may also be addressed in writing to the appropriate office at Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, 202 Chesterfield Ave, Centreville, Maryland 21617.