STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools (410) 767-0462

A. Skipp Sanders, Ed.D., Deputy State Superintendent for Administration (410) 767-0464
Richard J. Steinke, Deputy State Superintendent for School Improvement Services (410) 767-0229

Assistant State Superintendents:
Vacancy, Business Services (410) 767-0011
Katharine M. Oliver, Career Technology & Adult Learning (410) 767-0158
Lawrence E. Leak, Ph.D., Certification & Accreditation (410) 767-0385
Margaret C. Trader, Ph.D., Instruction & Staff Development (410) 767-0316
J. Maurice Travillian, Library Development & Services (410) 767-0434
Mark A. Moody, Ph.D., Planning, Results, & Information Management (410) 767-0073
Robert A. Burns, Rehabilitation Services (410) 554-9385
Vacancy, Research & Development (410) 767-0368
Ronald A. Peiffer, Ed.D., School & Community Outreach (410) 767-0473
Carol Ann Baglin, Special Education & Early Intervention Services (410) 767-0238
JoAnne L. Carter, Student & School Services (410) 767-0275

Valerie V. Cloutier, Principal Counsel (410) 576-6465

200 West Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2595
(410) 767-0100
1-888-246-0016 (toll free)
fax: (410) 333-6033
tty: (410) 333-6304
web: www.msde.state.md.us/


Agencies

Budget

Functions

Historical Evolution

Organizational Chart

Organizational Structure

Origin

Reports


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Vacancy, President (chosen by Board in July, 1-year term)
(410) 767-0467

Philip S. Benzil, D.D.S., Vice-President (chosen by Board in July, 1-year term), 2004
Secretary-Treasurer: Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools (410) 767-0462

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to 4-year terms: Raymond V. (Buzz) Bartlett, 2001; George W. Fisher, Sr., 2001; Judith McHale, 2001; Jo Ann T. Bell, 2002; Marilyn D. Maultsby, 2002; Reginald L. Dunn, 2003; Edward L. Root, Ed.D., 2003; Walter Sondheim, Jr., 2003; Philip S. Benzil, D.D.S., 2004; Walter S. Levin, Esq., 2004; John L. Wisthoff, Ph.D., 2004.

Appointed by Governor to 1-year term: Aaron S. Merki, student, 2001

OFFICE OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

(R00A0101, formerly 36.01.01.01)
FY2001 appropriation: $12,117,142
FY2001 authorized positions:
Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools (appointed by State Board of Education), 2003
(410) 767-0462
e-mail: ngrasmic@msde.state.md.us

Anthony L. South, Executive Assistant to State Board of Education (410) 767-0467
Irene P. Hechler, Executive Assistant to State Superintendent (410) 767-0465
Renee Spence, Executive Assistant for Governmental Relations (410) 767-0469

ADMINISTRATION

A. Skipp Sanders, Ed.D., Deputy State Superintendent for Administration
(410) 767-0464
e-mail: ssanders@msde.state.md.us

Debra J. Greenberg, Internal Audit Officer (410) 767-0507

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SERVICES OFFICE

Richard J. Steinke, Deputy State Superintendent for School Improvement Services
(410) 767-0229
e-mail: rsteinke@msde.state.md.us
fax: (410) 333-0714


DEFUNCT DEPARTMENTAL AGENCIES

CAREER CONNECTION BRANCH
Under Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, renamed in 1997 as Career Technology Instructional Services Branch.

CAREER TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES BRANCH
Under Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, renamed Career and Technology Education Instructional Branch, July 1, 1997.

CAREER TECHNOLOGY STUDENT SUPPORT BRANCH
Under Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, renamed Career and Technology Education Student/Partner Branch, July 1, 1997.

CAREER TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS SUPPORT BRANCH
Under Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, renamed Career and Technology Education Systems Branch, July 1, 1997.

COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Under Division of Rehabilitation Services, renamed Office of Program and Community Support in 1999.

COMPENSATORY EDUCATION BRANCH
Under Compensatory Education and Support Services Division, renamed Program Improvement and Family Support Branch in 1999.

COMPENSATORY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION
Renamed Division of Student and School Services in 1999.

DIVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Under School Improvement Services Office, renamed Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services in April 1999.

FACILITIES OPERATIONS & PROCUREMENT SERVICES
Within Division of Rehabilitation Services under Business Support Services, renamed Human Resources and Facilities Management in 1997.

GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT BRANCH
Under Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, functions reassigned to a section under Adult Education and Literacy Services Branch in 1996.

INFORMATION PROCESSING BRANCH
Under Planning, Results, and Information Management Division, renamed Information Technology Branch in July 1999.

NONPUBLIC SCHOOL BRANCH
Under Division of Special Education, renamed Community and Interagency Services Branch, July 1, 1997.

PROGRAM & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES
Under Division of Rehabilitation Services, renamed Business Support Services in Jan. 1997.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & ASSISTANCE BRANCH
Under Division of Special Education, renamed Instructional Support and Staff Development Branch, July 1, 1997.

PROGRAM SUPPORT SERVICES BRANCH
Under Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, renamed in 1997 as Career Technology Systems Support Branch.

PUPIL SERVICES BRANCH
Under Compensatory Education and Support Services Division, renamed Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch in 1999.

RESULTS BRANCH
Under Division of Planning, Results, and Information Management, renamed Information Management Branch in July 1999.

SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES & STATE MEDIA SERVICES BRANCH
Under Division of Instruction and Staff Development, renamed School Library Media Services Branch in 1997.

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE: RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Under School Improvement Services Office, renamed Office of Research and Development in July 1997.

SCHOOLS FOR SUCCESS & GOALS 2000 ADVISORY PANEL
Last met in 1996.

SPECIAL PROJECTS UNIT
Under Division of Instruction and Staff Development, Unit functions either were completed or reassigned effective Nov. 1, 1998.

STRATEGIC PLANNING UNIT
Within Office of State Superintendent of Schools, renamed in 1997 as Grants and Goals 2000.

STUDENT PARTNER SERVICES BRANCH
Under Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, renamed in 1997 as Career Technology Student Support Branch.

SUPPORT SYSTEM SECTION
Under Division of Special Education, reorganized as Program Evaluation and Compliance Branch in July 1998.

TALKING BOOK CENTER
Formerly under Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, closed in Dec. 1996 due to severe budget cuts. Center functions were assumed by Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

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