Teacher Development

  Deborah Piper, Coordinator                                                                            Ann Stuckey, Supervisor
  Natasha Romesburg, Program Assistant                              Judy Bisasky, Administrative Secretary

Teacher Development
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Jefferson Building – Lower Level
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: 443-809-0363
Fax: 410-296-3025

The Office of Teacher Development supports teachers from pre-service preparation through induction to mastery and teacher leadership opportunities. Deborah Piper serves as the Coordinator for this office.

Baltimore County Public Schools partners with local institutions of higher education (IHE) through the Professional Development Schools (PDS) Program. These collaborative partnerships prepare pre-service teachers and other professionals and use a strategic planning process to provide professional learning opportunities for interns, mentor teachers, and IHE faculty. Interns can be placed in schools that are not professional development schools. IHE placement coordinators may contact the Office of Teacher Development directly to request internship placements for prospective candidates. Colleges and Universities should submit the Baltimore County Public Schools Internship Application to the Department of Organizational Development.

New and Non-Tenured Teachers
The BCPS New Teacher Induction Program provides comprehensive support to newly hired teachers. New educators are invited to participate in New Educator Orientation (NEO) during the month of August. Non-tenured teachers are invited to attend conference style seminars that occur during the duty-day in the fall and spring. Stipends are offered to non-tenured teachers who attend after school workshops designed to address their learning needs throughout the school year. Consulting Teachers in the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program managed by the BCPS's Office of Staff Relations provide support for new teachers without prior teaching experience throughout the school system. The Peer Advisor Program may provide coaching support for teachers new to Baltimore County who come with previous teaching experience. For more information, visit the New Teacher Resource Portal.

All Teachers
The Office of Teacher Development organizes workshops, events, courses and programs for professional growth and to earn credits needed for recertification, salary advancement, or additional endorsements.

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are organized by BCPS Offices.  CPD courses are free to BCPS employees and retirees, and sessions are offered summer, fall and spring. 
  • Cohort Programs provide permanent employees in active service access to high quality professional growth opportunities in areas of critical need. Cohorts are advertised each spring and programs generally start in the fall. Cohorts include direct billing, which means BCPS is directly billed for tuition costs up to the rate of individual tuition reimbursement. Cohort participants pay only the published out-of-pocket costs for each course.
  • College and University Programs are available on a wide variety of topics and many offer discounted tuition to BCPS employees. The employee must pay all associated costs. Employees may request tuition reimbursement for which they are eligible by following the process managed by the BCPS Office of Certification.
  • Workshops on mentoring, coaching, action research, and group facilitation enable teachers to build the skills needed to collaborate and support their peers.
  • Professional Study Day, offered during the first week back for teachers, provides a full day of professional learning about curriculum and program updates.
  •  Support for candidates seeking National Board Certification is organized by the Office of Teacher Development in collaboration with BCPS NBCTs.

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

Resource Centers
Resource centers for schools and families provide instructional resources and services that support learning in schools, homes, and communities. The resource centers often collaborate with offices to provide services for parents and serve as office locations for Consulting Teachers as needed. For a small fee, equipment, materials and support are provided for all stakeholders.

Campfield Early Learning Center

Middlesex Elementary

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