Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff supports, represents and exercises the authority of the CEO in directing the implementation of district plans, policies and programs. The Chief of Staff coordinates the activities of district officers to ensure the efficient operation of all schools and offices. 

Contact information

200 E. North Avenue
Room 405
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone 410-396-8805 or 410-396-8806

Chief of Staff
Naomi Gubernick (email)


  • Vacant, executive assistant 
  • Joan Hammonds, executive scheduling and support (email)

  • Departments and divisions of the Chief of Staff Office

    New Initiatives

    Working with the CEO, Chief of Staff, Chief Academic Officer and other senior leadership, the New Initiatives Department provides planning and analysis for successful school creation (including charter and other schools with alternative governance structures) and serves on crossfunctional teams to implement systemic reform.

    • Alison Perkins-Cohen, executive director (email)

      200 E. North Avenue
      Room 319-B
      Baltimore, MD 21202
      Phone 410-396-8550