The Children’s Guild’s President and CEO, Dr. Andrew Ross is featured in the Capital Gazette. Read about it here: http://bit.ly/2kCujO4
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The Children’s Guild receives reaccreditation for special education schools
Only three organizations in Maryland hold the distinction
BALTIMORE—The Children’s Guild special education schools in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, Maryland, received reaccreditation from the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services.
Only three organizations in Maryland and 24 nationwide, including The Children’s Guild, hold this four-year accreditation, which assures families of students in need of special education services of quality education and provides recognition of excellence by independent, peer-reviewing experts from throughout the U.S.
“This is a distinguished honor we have achieved for more than a decade, as The Children’s Guild was the first school in Maryland to receive national accreditation,” said The Children’s Guild President and CEO Andrew Ross. “We’re proud we’ve met the accreditation’s high standards, but more importantly it demonstrates our commitment to providing the absolute best individualized education to our students as recognized by an independent body of special education experts.”
The National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services was established in 1992 by the National Association of Private Special Education Centers, which represents private early intervention services, schools, residential therapeutic centers, postsecondary and adult living programs serving individuals with disabilities and their families.
The Children’s Guild is an affiliate member of the TranZed Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of the TranZed Alliance also include Monarch Academy charter and contract schools, The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School, The Transformation Education Institute, the National At Risk Education Network, the TranZed Conference Center, The National Children’s Guild Fund and TranZed Apprenticeship Services. (www.childrensguild.org)
We’re pleased to share that Monarch Global Academy Public Contract School teacher, Heather Carnaghan, was named Anne Arundel County’s Teacher of the Year. She’s the first charter or contract school teacher to win the award, and we’re so proud of her success. Monarch Global Academy is an affiliate of The Children’s Guild and the TranZed Alliance.
Watch the video to hear stories about how Heather Carnaghan has changed lives.
The Hungry Harvest SNAP Market was so successful this month that we sold out of food. The SNAP Market was held on Wednesday, May 23rd from 1:00pm-3:30 pm in the food pantry at The Children’s Guild’s Monarch Academy Baltimore Public Charter School.
The Hungry Harvest SNAP Market is a program that rescues fresh fruits and vegetables from stores that are unable to sell all of their produce. The SNAP Market provides an assortment of these fresh fruits and vegetables directly to the Monarch staff, their families, and residents of the surrounding Baltimore community at a reduced price of $7.00 per bag.
Many of the sale items at the SNAP Market included nectarines, pink lady apples, broccoli crowns, zucchini, carrots, cubanelle peppers, watermelon, butternut squash, asparagus, spinach, beefsteak tomatoes, red onions, and black plums.
We look forward to hosting another great Hungry Harvest SNAP Market at Monarch Academy Baltimore on Wednesday, June 13th from 1:00pm-3:30 pm.
Support The Children’s Guild’s Monarch Academy Baltimore Public Charter School by attending our play, “Willy Wonka Jr.” from Wednesday, May 30th to Thursday, May 31st at 6:00 pm. The play will be held in the Monarch Academy Baltimore gym located at 2525 Kirk Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tickets are $5.00 per person. To purchase advanced tickets, please contact Ms. Price at (443) 642-2402. Tickets are also available at the door.
Thank you for your support.
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Children’s Guild Principal LaRon Martin chosen for American Express Leadership Academy at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement
BALTIMORE—LaRon Martin, principal of The Children’s Guild special education school in Baltimore, was named to the 2018 cohort of the American Express Leadership Academy at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Martin is one of 24 participants selected nationwide for a yearlong learning community designed to ensure individual effectiveness and impact in organizational leadership.
“LaRon Martin is a seasoned, enthusiastic, and passionate educator that is dedicated to improving student growth by increasing teacher capacity,” according to the Campaign for Black Male Achievement website. “His career includes experience as a classroom teacher, child find specialist, an instructional coach, assistant principal, school turnaround special education coordinator, as well as district office administrator.”
Martin has more than 15 years of experience in education with a background as a school leader in special education settings serving students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. He will focus on creating trauma-sensitive environments and restorative practices during the leadership program.
“LaRon is a true leader and makes every child feel cared for and sees that their individual needs are met regardless of the severity of their special needs,” said Andrew Ross, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild. “With LaRon at the helm, parents know The Children’s Guild can handle whatever issues may arise. We congratulate LeRon on this special achievement.”
Prior to joining The Children’s Guild, Martin was the assistant principal of the Villa Maria School. He also held the positions of assistant principal at the Center City Public Charter School and principal at AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School. In addition, his career includes experience as a child find specialist, an instructional coach and a special education administrator for the department of special education district office for Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Martin graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in special education and a certificate in administration and supervision/instructional technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bowling Green State University.
The TranZed Alliance is a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations and is dedicated to transforming how America educates and cares for its children through education, behavioral health and national training and consultation services. Affiliates of the TranZed Alliance include The Children’s Guild, Monarch Academy schools, The Children’s Guild D.C. Public Charter School, The Upside Down Organization, the National At Risk Education Network, the TranZed Alliance Conference Center, The National Children’s Guild Fund and TranZed Ventures. (www.childrensguild.org)
Thank you to all of the wonderful Dads, Grand-dads, and Uncles who attended the Father and Daughter dance on Friday, May 18th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Children’s Guild’s Monarch Academy Baltimore. The event was hosted by the Monarch Academy Baltimore PTA. There was such a big turnout for the Father and Daughter dance on Friday that about 140 guests attended.
At the start of the event, the dads and their daughters were escorted to the café where they were served dinner. After the dinner, the dads and their daughters walked down to the gymnasium where they sang, danced the night away to tunes by DJ Oxygen, and took pictures together with the selfie boards.
Everyone had a great time enjoying one another’s company.
Support The Children’s Guild’s Monarch Academy Annapolis Public Charter School by attending our musical, “The Lion King Jr.” from May 24th to May 25th at Monarch Academy Annapolis located at 2000 Capital Drive in Annapolis, Maryland.
For more information, please contact Monarch Academy Annapolis at (301) 934-1444.
Show dates and times start at 6:30 pm:
Thursday, May 24th
Friday, May 25th
Thank you for your support.