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Contact the Academics Office

The Academics Office develops and coordinates resources to ensure students receive rigorous, engaging instruction tailored to their individual needs and preparing them for success throughout the grades and after high school graduation.

200 E. North Avenue
Room 405
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-396-8810
Fax: 410-396-9663

Key staff:

  • Joan Dabrowski, chief academic officer (email)
  • Rachel Pfeifer, executive director of academics (email)
  • Kasey Mengel, special assistant (email)
  • Jalima Alicea, interim executive director of teaching & learning (email
  • Aqueelha James, director of academic strategy (email)
  • Anthony Felder, director of academic operations (email)
College and Career Readiness

Phone: 443-642-3928

Key staff:

  • Kumasi Vines, director, career readiness (email)
  • Lyché Ferguson, manager (email)
Special Education


  • Main, 410-396-8900 or 443-642-2000
  • Parent response, 443-984-1561

Key staff:

  • Dr. Courtney Hill, executive director point of contact (email)
  • Donnae Bushrod, director, inclusion (email)
  • Denise Mabry, director, due process (email)
  • Deonne Medley, director, related services (email)
Strategy and Compliance

Key staff: Vacant, director, academic operations

Teaching and Learning


  • Main, 443-642-3990
  • Early learning, 443-642-3039

Key staff:

  • Marc Etienne, executive director (email)
  • Crystal Francis, director, early learning (email)
  • Joshua Gabrielse, director, science (email)
  • Joshua Bailey, director, operations (email)
  • Director, differentiated learning (vacant)
  • Kellee Gonzalez, director, social studies, fine arts, and world languages (email)
  • Monique Dent, director, literacy (email)
  • Bahiya Augustin, manager (email)