Organizational Development


 William Burke
               Organizational Effectiveness                
Phone: 443-809-0252
  Catherine Armstrong
    Executive Administrative Assistant
  Organizational Effectiveness
  Phone: 443-809-0252

The Department of Organizational Development is comprised of three main offices: Leadership Development, Professional Development and Training, and Teacher Development. In addition to these offices, Organizational Development also monitors the Title II, Part A - Systems of Support for Excellent Teaching and Leading Grant Program.  The purpose of this title is to provide grants to State educational agencies and sub-grants to local educational agencies to:

  • increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards;
  • improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
  • increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and
  • provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Leadership Development

  • Develops and implements trainings for current BCPS leaders
  • Develops and implements training for BCPS staff who aspire to positions of leadership

Professional Development and Training

  • Provides technical training for new and experienced employees
  • Manages the use of Baltimore County Public School systems such as the Online Registration System and Professional Development Cycle
 Teacher Development
  • Coordinates the Professional Development Schools (PDS) Program and the placement of interns ("student teachers")
  • Coordinates systemwide Professional Study Days for teachers and other professionals
  • Provides comprehensive professional learning opportunities for new teachers during the three year induction period
  • Organizes courses for continuing professional development (CPD) credit and college credit, including cohort programs
  • Leads professional learning on coaching and mentoring skills for Staff Development Teachers, Consulting Teachers, and other teacher leaders

Resource Centers

  • Provides instructional resources for students, families, educators, and community members
  • Offers training, in-service, and teacher and parent development activities designed to support student learning


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