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Media Alert: Interim State Superintendent To Spotlight Anne Arundel County Blue Ribbon School

Dr. Smith's Tour of Excellence Goes to Arnold Elementary on April 27

For Immediate Release

Contacts: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486
Darla Strouse, Director of Blue Ribbon Program (day of event), 410-303-1013

Baltimore, MD (April 26, 2016)

Interim Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Jack R. Smith will celebrate the success of one the State’s top schools on Wednesday, as the annual Blue Ribbon Tour of Excellence makes a stop at Arnold Elementary School in Anne Arundel County. 

Arnold Elementary is one of six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools selected late last year. An arts integration school, it emphasizes strategies to develop critical and inquiry thinking along with knowledge of art standards.  Arnold also is recognized for very high overall math and reading proficiency during the past MSA administration.

WHO:             Interim State Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith
                        Anne Arundel Superintendent George Arlotto
                        Anne Arundel Council Member Jerry Walker
                        Stacy Korbelak, President, Anne Arundel Board of Education
                        Patty Nalley, Vice President, Anne Arundel Board of Education
                        Anne Arundel Board Members Allison Pickard and Julia Hummer                  
                        Principal Shauna Kauffman

                        Sponsors: Becky Edwards (SMART Technologies), Gil Aragona (NTA Life)
                         Christina Ensley and Susan Brady (Rudolph’s Office and Computer Supply),
                         Pam Deisher and Lisa Gahan (Joe Corbi’s/Mrs. Fields), Chris Comer (Comcast).

WHEN:    9 - 10:30 a.m.
               Wednesday, April 27

WHERE: Arnold Elementary School
               90 Church Road
               Arnold, MD  21012
               (410) 222-1670