Schools Office

  • The Schools Office focuses on implementation of strategies and on accountability for schools and school leaders. It provides an integrated, comprehensive system of support services for students and families to create cultures and climates where students’ academic needs can be met.

    Contact information

    200 E. North Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21202
       Phone 443-642-3904

    (For School Police, call 410-396-8588 or 410-396-8589; in an emergency, call 911)

    Chief of Schools
    John L. Davis, Jr. (email)

    Key staff:
    Julienne Vinson, special assistant (email)


    Instructional Leadership

    Builds, sustains, and oversees the capacity of instructional school leaders to support teachers in meeting the learning needs of every student, working within geographic community learning networks organized under executive directors to provide differentiated, prioritized, aligned, and coordinated supports based on individual school needs and data.

    Academic School Support

    Provides strategic guidance, planning, implementation, and coordination of services to schools through the work of academic content liaisons and special education liaisons.

    Student and School Operations Support

    Provides strategic guidance and support to all schools regarding effective and efficient daily operations, working to establish conditions for learning that promote the growth and development of all students and staff
    • Key staff: Amanda Ellison, director (email)

    School Police

    Works to ensure that students and staff have a safe environment in which to learn and teach; serves as the primary agency responsible for policing property owned, leased, and operated or controlled by Baltimore City Public Schools
    • Phone: 410-396-8588 or 410-396-8589 (in an emergency, call 911)
    • Key staff: Akil Hamm, chief (email)