Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys (AAEEBB)

What is AAEEBB?

Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys is an initiative dedicated to developing and implementing a set of evidence-based recommendations and strategies to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for Black boys in Maryland’s schools. The initiative focuses on three key areas:

  1. Social-Emotional and Behavioral Supports

  2. Recruiting and Training Skilled Competent Teachers and Administrators

  3. Curricula and Instruction

Currently, there are 14 pilot schools, throughout the State of Maryland, that are part of this initiative. Pilot schools meet regularly with the AAEEBB Advisory Council for support and ideas. Pilot schools are responsible for the implementation of recommendations found in the report developed by the Task Force on Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys. Pilot schools participate in professional development opportunities, book studies, and speaker series that support the implementation of AAEEBB programming within their schools.       

Advisory Council Members

Vermelle Greene, Ph.D.
Maryland State Board of Education

Daryl Howard, Ph.D., Chairperson
Instructional Specialist
Montgomery County Public Schools

Nicole Fisher
Supervisor, Alternate Programs
Caroline County Public Schools

Douglas Handy
Executive Director, Equity & Cultural Proficiency, Baltimore County Public Schools

Theo Holt, Ph.D.
Montgomery County Public Schools

Andrea Kane, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Razia Kosi, EdD, LCSW-C
Coordinator, Culturally Responsive Practices
Howard County Public Schools

Diane Roberts
Charles County Public Schools

Desmond Williams
President/CEO, Nylinka School Solutions

AAEEBB Pilot Schools

Baltimore County Public Schools

Golden Ring Middle School
Pikesville Middle School
Southwest Academy

Calvert County Public Schools
Calvert County Elementary School

Charles County Public Schools

J.P. Ryon Elementary School
Westlake High School

Howard County Public Schools

Longfellow Elementary School
Running Brook Elementary School

Kent County Public Schools

Kent County High School

Montgomery County Public Schools

Francis Scott Key Middle School
New Hampshire Estates Elementary School

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Buck Lodge Middle School
Catherine T. Reed Elementary School

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools

Centreville Middle School

Scheduled Speaker Series

  • April 21, 2022
  • May 19, 2022


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