Human Capital Office

The Human Capital Office leads City Schools in attracting and retaining high-quality staff at all levels and in supporting all district employees to contribute to improved student learning.

Please note: Beginning Monday, August 24, 2015, the permanent lobby hours for the Human Capital Office will be 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

Contact information

200 E. North Avenue
Room 110
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone 443-984-2000
Fax  410-545-0897

Interim Chief Human Capital Officer
Deborah T. Sullivan

Key staff
Lydia Henderson, special assistant (email)


Labor Relations
Leads negotiations with bargaining units; manages the grievance resolution processes for members of bargaining units; distributes disciplinary guidance to supervisors; and makes recommendations on behalf of the CEO

Key staff
Patricia Johnson, director, labor relations

Organizational Development
Coordinates and implements training and professional development for all employees, including differentiated support for teachers rated “developing” and expansion of the development experience for Growing Great Leaders participants to increase their readiness for the principalship; and designs, manages, and implements the performance evaluation process for all employee groups

Key staff
Executive director (position currently vacant)
Jerome Jones, director, employee effectiveness (email)
Deonne Medley, director, teacher support and development (email)

School-Based Staffing
Assigns staff for all school-based positions; manages the school-based position landscape for the district, using tools to increase principals’ capacity as human capital managers; facilitates the movement of all school-based staff, including vacancies and surplus, across the district; and focuses explicitly on retention of school-based staff

Key staff
Sarah Diehl, director (email)

Develops innovative approaches to internal organizational design, project management, and data collection and analysis to provide strategic guidance on staff recruitment and retention

Key staff
Shauna Anthony, manager (email)

Talent Acquisition and Management
Recruits and assigns highly qualified staff for school-based positions; develops strategies to attract and retain top talent, including school-based and district office positions; monitors employee certification status and assists in verifying credentials of new hires; and administers pre-employment services

Key staff
Erika Lomax, director (email)

Talent Support Services
Recruits, selects, and monitors benefits providers; coordinates employee enrollment in benefits plans; manages leave requests and workers’ compensation processes; monitors unemployment claims; oversees the implementation of compensation structures; and monitors and maintains position titles, descriptions, and salary grades

Key staff
Patrick Keating, director (email)