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P-20 Executive Council

Allegany County Public SchoolsFrostburg State UniversityGarrett County Public SchoolsACM

A Collaborative Partnership with Public Schools to Support our Teacher Preparation Programs

The P-20 Purpose

In spring 2010 a group of education faculty met with Dr. Janet Wilson, Assistant Superintendent of the Allegany County Public Schools (ACPS) to explore strategies for collaborative participation in events that are mutually beneficial to both organizations as we work together to prepare effective teachers.  This marked the beginning of the P-20 Executive Council, an education body that developed into a collaborative partnership among Frostburg State University (FSU), PK-12 area Schools, and Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) to support our common efforts towards strengthening our education programs for the preparation of new teachers and the professional development of current practitioners.  Furthermore, the P-20 Executive Council serves as the informational platform to share and discuss issues & trends relevant to current reform initiatives and their impact on our teacher preparation programs. 

The P-20 Council's Agenda

The P-20 Council agenda is fluid and it is dictated by the issues and tasks that need to be addressed and completed by its members. For example, the P-20 Council’s current agenda focuses on the Common Core State Standards, the work that the schools are doing to facilitate transition and implementation, and its implications in our teacher preparation programs. The P-20 Council organized and conducted Forums on this topic at different occasions for FSU Students and Faculty. In order to efficiently accomplish these different tasks, the P-20 Council organized "Focus Groups" specific for each task. These focus groups are co-coordinated by one member from ACPS, and one member from FSU.  

P-20 Council Meeting

P-20 Focus Groups

Each focus group is co-coordinated by a member from ACPS and a member from FSU, and its membership will be determined by specific agenda topics including representatives from the member institutions: PK-12 Central Office personnel, PK-12 school principals, PK-12 school teachers and supervisors, and Higher Education faculty.   

According to the topics identified by the current Agenda, the P-20 Council has identified the following focus groups:

  • Field Experiences/PDS's and Clinical Practice
  • Middle School
  • STEM
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Reading

The P-20 Council's Bulletins

March 2015

February 2015
November 2014

October 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
May 2013
The P-20 Council's Membership


P-20 Council Meeting














For more information about the P-20 Executive Council, please contact:

Janet Wilson, Ed.D.                                                                                                   
Co-Coordinator, P-20 Executive Council                                                    
Superintendent, Garrett County Public Schools                                                                                                                                     

Doris Santamaria-Makang, Ed.D.
Co-Coordinator, P-20 Executive Council
Department of Educational Professions
Frostburg State University   

Kim Greene, Ed.D
Co-Coordinator, P-20 Executive Council
Assistant Superintendent
Allegany County Public Schools