WASHINGTON COUNTY - Maryland Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick praised Washington County Public Schools during a visit to the area Thursday, saying student achievement is up and teachers, administrators and staff have a lot to be proud of.
Grasmick spoke during the school system's annual leadership conference at Beaver Creek Country Club. The theme of the conference was "Succeeding in an Era of No Child Left Behind."
Carol Corwell-Martin, supervisor for the school system's Center for Peak Performance and Productivity, said the focus of the conference is on professional development.
"You are amazing," Grasmick told the nearly 200 administrators, including principals and central office staff, in attendance Thursday.
Grasmick told them about newly released Maryland School Assessment scores that show steady improvement in most grade levels in reading and math, and said that the school system is focused on the achievement of all students.