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 (email)
           Stanley Wolfe, interim director, career readiness (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)
           Donnae Bushrod, director, inclusion (email)
           Denise Mabry, director, due process (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

    • Key staff:  Jessica Wilson, director (email

    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 Schoolslink opens a PDF document)

    • Phone: 443-642-3990
    • Key staff:
           Janise Lane, executive director (email)
           Laura K. Jones, manager (email)

      Early Learning
         Phone: 443-642-3039
         Key staff: Crystal Francis, director (email)

      Differentiated Learning
         Key staff: Lara Ohanian, director (email)

      Literacy, Languages, and Culture
         Key staff: Ashley Cook, director (email)

         Key staff: Beth Sappe, director (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

    • Key staff:  Sarah C. Warren, executive director (email

    Enrollment, Choice, and Transfers
       Phone: 410-396-8600

    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)