Welcome

​The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement in the Division of Career and College Readiness provides leadership, support, and technical assistance to local school systems to improve schools performance and foster the development, growth, and retention of effective leaders.

School Improvement:

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success.  The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement was established to provide customized support aimed at raising the quality of education in schools.


Teacher and Principal Evaluation System:

The teacher and principal evaluation system aims to enhance and support the cadre of educators who make college and career readiness a reality for Maryland students. The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement provides training, guidance, and support to local school systems in the implementation of fair and valid teacher and principal evaluations.


Effective Leaders:

Effective leaders are essential to school success. The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement provides targeted professional learning experiences and resources designed to foster the growth of effective leaders.

Contact Us

Who We Are

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Assistant State Superintendent

Division of Career and College Readiness

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Executive Director, Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement

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Coordinator of Academic Improvement

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Coordinator of Systematic Improvement

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Coordinator of Leadership Development

Lori Ellis, Ed.D.
lori.ellis@maryland.gov
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Coordinator of Data and Accountability 

Katherine Stewart, Ph.D.
katherine.key@maryland.gov
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Instructional Transformation Specialist

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Continuous Improvement Specialist

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Leadership Effectiveness Consultant

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School Leadership Support Specialist

Felicia Lanham Tarason, Ed.D.
felicia.lanhamtarason@maryland.gov
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School Leadership Support Specialist

Mary Minter, Ed.D. 
mary.minter@maryland.gov

You can contact us at:

 

Maryland State Department of Education​

Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement - 5th Floor

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-4280