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Alert - COVID19 Closure

The Maryland State Department of Education just announced that public school closure will be extended through Friday, April 24. Additionally, as a correction, learning packets are not available at City Rec Centers. Beginning Monday, March 30, learning packets will be available at the 18 City Schools meal sites.

Find additional information on the health updates page

Expires on 4/24

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:

  • John L. Davis, Jr., interim chief academic officer (email)
  • Kasey Mengel, special assistant (email)
  • Aqueelha James, director of academic strategy (email)
College and Career Readiness

Phone: 443-642-3928

Key staff:

  • Rachel Pfeifer, executive director (email)
  • Mavis Jackson, director, college readiness (email)
  • Daniel Heller, manager (email)
Special Education


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

Key staff:

  • Debra Brooks, executive director (email)
  • Donnae Bushrod, director, inclusion (email)
  • Denise Mabry, director, due process (email)
  • Macon L. Tucker, manager (email)
Strategy and Compliance

Key staff: Jessica Wilson, director, academic operations (email)

Teaching and Learning


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

Key staff:

  • Janise Lane, executive director (email)
  • Ashley Cook, director, literacy, languages, and culture (email)
  • Crystal Francis, director, early learning (email)
  • Joshua Gabrielse, director, science (email)
  • Laura Jones, director, operations (email)
  • Lara Ohanian, director, differentiated learning (email)
  • Beth Sappe, director, mathematics (email)
  • Jamila Alicea, director, specialized learning (email)
  • Matt Griffin, manager (email)
Whole Child Services and Support


  • Home and hospital, 410-396-0775
  • Interscholastic athletics, 410-396-8569
  • Suspension services, 410-396-8643

Key staff:

  • Sarah C. Warren, executive director (email)
  • Tiffany Byrd, coordinator, interscholastic athletics (email)
  • Louise Fink, director, health services (email)
  • Lori Hines, director, student conduct and attendance (email)
  • Brandon Tilghman, manager (email)