Human Resources Staffing
Office of Certification

The Office of Certification is a part of the Department of Human Resources and is responsible for ensuring that certificated staff achieve and maintain professional certification including evaluating educator credentials, issuing initial certificates, renewing certificates, and adding area endorsements.  Certification staff serve as liaisons to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for certificated BCPS staff.  All certification requests, questions, and concerns must be sent to the Office of Certification.  Ensuring certificated staff are in good standing with MSDE certification, our office also serves as your professional growth advisors and works collaboratively with the Office of Organizational Development to offer various professional development opportunities for BCPS staff. 

Additionally, the Office of Certification:

  • Evaluates, issues, and renews the Maryland certificates of certificated staff.
  • Coordinates National Board Certification for the school system.
  • Administers the tuition reimbursement program for certificated and non-certificated staff.
  • Initiates salary level changes and step increases for certificated and non-certificated staff.
  • Represents BCPS at job fairs, recruitment events, and the new teacher inductions.

The Office of Certification’s website provides you with:

Carla E. Simons, PHR

Peggy Muhl

Last Names A – K

Barbara Watkins
Certification Assistant

Last Names L – Z

Michelle Smith
Human Resources Analyst


Angela Wilks
Human Resources Assistant

Carole Bartels
Human Resources Assistant

Janice Reilly
Human Resources Assistant

Maryland State Department of Education
(410) 767-0412 or toll-free (866) 772-8922

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