Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Elementary Academic Expectations
(Parent Summaries)

PreKindergarten * Kindergarten * Grade 1
Grade 2 * Grade 3 * Grade 4 * Grade 5

More information on Academic Standards in Maryland

Verletta White, Chief Academic Officer
6901 Charles Street
Greenwood Administration
Towson, Maryland 21204
Fax: 410-887-8040

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction provides vision, leadership, and expertise in the development of curricular and instructional initiatives in order to ensure a world class education for every student. The written, taught, and assessed curricula is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and is guided by a systemic teaching and learning framework that embeds a research-based set of components to instruction; incorporates Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards; is grounded in a constructivist view of teaching and learning; and is accessible to all students. The pedagogy inherent in the teaching and learning framework provides the foundation for the teacher effectiveness and evaluation processes.


  • To develop a systemic vision for teaching and learning that results in a world class instructional delivery program. 
  • To provide curricular and instructional leadership to schools that directs rigorous program planning and implementation. 
  • To share content, process, and product expertise that models research-based methodology and core teaching standards.

For "staff only" materials please visit our Intranet site

Michael J. Goodhues
Fiscal Officer

Ryan Imbriale
Executive Director
Dept. of Digital Learning
Jean McClary
Executive Administrative Assistant
Dr. Mary Boswell-McComas
Executive Director
Depart of Academics
Christina Byers
Senior Executive Director
Curriculum Operations
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