Huntingtown, MD – Dan Rocha, Head of  School at The Calverton School, announced today that Ted Staples and his law firm, Staples Law Group, LLC, has made  a challenge gift of $25,000 to the school. The gift is to be used to support professional development for the teachers at Calverton and to motivate others to do the same.

In making the gift, Mr. Staples said, “The backbone of any college prep school is its teachers. Hopefully, this challenge will inspire others to enable the teachers at Calverton to have access to best practices in their fields of study and to bring those practices to their own classrooms for the benefit of their students.”

To maximize impact, the challenge will run over a three year period. “We are extremely grateful for this generous gift from a member of the Calverton community,” said Mr. Rocha. “Since my arrival here in July, I have heard consistently from all segments of the community praise for a dedicated group of professionals that choose to teach at Calverton. This is a chance for others in the community, particularly alumni, to designate gifts for faculty professional development and meet the challenge by the Staples Law Group. It is particularly meaningful that Mr. Staples makes the gift …, on #GivingTuesday, as a way to inspire others to give back.”

The Staples Law group is is a boutique litigation firm based in Annapolis, MD. Mr. Staples is a Calverton parent  (Ryan ’22 and Gavin ’23)  and the managing member of the Firm.