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 Leadership Southern Maryland Class of 2020 Experiences Education in Southern Maryland

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – December 11, 2019: On December 5, 2019, the Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Class of 2020 participated in the fourth of nine educational sessions for the LSM Executive Program. This session’s topic was education in the region.  The class began the day at North Point High School (NPHS) where they were given an overview of the school’s course offerings and structure by Principal Daniel Kaple.  Class members were able to tour the school, hear from classroom instructors, and watch students in action in a variety of courses including engineering, collision repair, construction design and management, and cosmetology.

Next, Executive Program participants visited La Plata High School where they had the opportunity to participate in senior portfolio interviews.  This segment was followed by a trip to St. Charles High School where class members took part in a professional development training demonstration with Amy Hollstein, deputy superintendent for Charles County Public Schools.  They also heard from the superintendents of all three Southern Maryland counties during a panel discussion and talked about workforce readiness with representatives from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, College of Southern Maryland, and University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland.

The Class of 2020 finished their day with a demonstration of Science on a Sphere and a planetarium show at the James E. Richmond Science Center.

Leadership Southern Maryland is a nine-month tuition-based program that educates and inspires a diverse group of current and emerging leaders creating opportunities for collaborations and partnerships impacting the community needs of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties ensuring a cross-section of the region including diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender.  Applications for the Class of 2021 Executive Program will be accepted January 1 through April 1.