Professional Learning

Dr. Elizabeth Berquist, Director                                        Niamh McQuillan, Coordinator  
Jill Snell, Supervisor   Clare Kruft, Resource Teacher

Peggy Passaro, Program Assistant

Professional Learning
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Jefferson Building - Lower Level
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: 443-809-6491
Fax: 410-296-3025

The Office of Professional Learning coordinates, implements, and evaluates highly effective professional development for curriculum and instruction staff, teacher leaders and administrators in support of systemwide goals and indicators in Blueprint 2.0. Dr. Elizabeth Berquist serves as the Coordinator for this office.

The Office of Professional Learning:

  • Collaborates with BCPS staff to design and deliver research-based professional development that builds the capacity in the delivery of  highly effective professional learning and instructional practices in ways that improve teacher performance and student achievement.
  • Collaborates with BCPS staff to build leadership and coaching capacity in order to support the organizational effectiveness goals of the district. 
  • Coordinates and implements professional learning for S.T.A.T. teachers, school-based professional learning communities for teacher leaders and administrators, and leads coaching cohorts for Curriculum and Instruction staff.
  • Supports the Office of Leadership Development with the design and delivery of professional learning for current and aspiring leaders.
  • Offers training sessions related to highly effective professional learning.

Workshop descriptions and registration information can found on the Online Registration System through BCPS One.

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