Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Melissa DiDonato
Dr. Melissa DiDonato, Chief Academic Officer

The Chief Academic Officer provides vision, leadership, and expertise in the development of curricular and instructional initiatives that support achievement for all Baltimore County students. The development of curricula, based on research and best practices, provides teachers, students, and parents with a quality instructional program that is firmly based on the state standards. The division provides service to schools to support the effective implementation of curriculum, to meet the instructional needs of teachers, and learning needs of students.

Gepsie Cox, Executive Administrative Assistant

Division Objectives

  • Research and develop curricular and instructional programs that provide for active and engaging learning for all students in all content areas.
  • Improve teaching and learning to enable all students to achieve high standards of performance.
  • Align and coordinate the systemwide implementation of key initiatives to improve achievement and performance for all students including professional development related to MCAP assessments, reading and mathematics.
  • Develop and implement systemwide staff development based on the individual needs of all employees, which focuses on leadership development. enhancement, risk-taking, and innovation.
  • Provide services to administrators, teachers, and parents so students receive the support they need to succeed in school.
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Public Notice

As outlined in Policy and Rule 6002, prior to consideration by the Board of Education of Baltimore County (Board), all instructional materials intended for systemwide student use will be placed on public display in order to provide parents and community members an opportunity for review and comment. Current instructional materials under review are linked below.

Staff Directory

Division of Curriculum and Instruction

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