Academics Office

The Academics Office develops and coordinates resources to ensure that students receive rigorous, engaging instruction tailored to their individual needs, preparing them for postsecondary success. 

Contact information

200 E. North Avenue
Room 405
Baltimore, MD 21202
   Phone 410-396-8810
   Fax 410-396-9663

Chief Academic Officer
Sean L. Conley (email)
Key staff:
Kasey Mengel, special assistant (email)


College and Career Readiness

Promotes a culture of student engagement and motivation, success in rigorous academic programming and career pathways, and successful transition to college and other postsecondary opportunities
  • Phone: 443-642-3928
  • Key staff:
         Rachel Pfeifer, executive director
         Michael Thomas, director (email)
         Daniel Heller, manager (email)
  • Special Education

    Promotes academic, social, and emotional development through services and interventions to meet the needs of diverse students, ensuring that there are multiple pathways to graduation, the identified needs of students with disabilities are met, and appropriate guidelines and regulations are followed
  • Phone: 410-396-8900 or 443-642-2000 (for Parent Response, phone 443-984-1561)
  • Key staff:
         Debra Brooks, executive director (email)
         James Padden, director, related services (email)
         Macon L. Tucker, manager (email)
  • Strategy and Compliance

    Leads strategy development and alignment, policy, return on investment/program evaluation, and effective and efficient operating processes

    Teaching and Learning

    Prepares students for college and career through development and implementation of curriculum, interventions, enrichment, and assessments, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics); media and instructional technology; literacy, language, and culture; differentiated learning; and school transformation. (See also A Curriculum and Assessment Alignment Audit of the Baltimore City Public Schools)
  • Phone: 443-642-3990 (for early learning, phone 443-642-3039)
  • Key staff
         Janise Lane, executive director (email)
         Laura K. Jones, manager (email)
         Lara Ohanian, director, differentiated learning (email)
         Beth Sappe, director, math (email)
  • Whole Child Services and Support

    Oversees the strategic direction of wellness, climate, social- emotional, behavioral, wrap-around, extension, and enrichment services and opportunities that keeps the holistic needs of students at the forefront

    Enrollment, Choice, and Transfers
       Phone: 410-396-8600
       Key staff: Sharone Brinkley-Parker, director (email)

    Home and Hospital Programs
       Phone: 410-396-0775
       Key staff: Louise Fink, director, home and hospital/health services (email)

    Interscholastic Athletics
       Phone: 410-396-8569
       Key staff: Tiffany Byrd, coordinator (email)

    Suspension Services
       Phone: 410-396-8643
       Key staff: Everett Garnett, director (email)