The goal of the Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency is to improve academic performance for all
students through the efficient and effective use of resources and the delivery of instruction that is
The Superintendent’s Cultural Proficiency Council is composed of diverse community leaders and parents
who meet monthly and serve as advisors
to the Superintendent of Harford County Public Schools. Contact the Office of Equity and Cultural
Proficiency for meeting
dates and locations.
Education That is Multicultural in the Classroom of the 21st Century Course/Cultural Proficiency Staff
Development: All new professional staff in Harford County Public Schools are required to take a three-credit
in-service course entitled Education That
Is Multicultural in the Classroom of the 21st Century within the first two years of employment. The
syllabus for this course matches the
criteria developed by the ETM Council and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Cultural proficiency staff development
is provided to all new support staff including bus drivers, food and nutrition workers, custodians,
clerical and instructional employees.
The focus is the development of culturally proficient teachers, administrators, and support staff.