Social Studies

Vision 

Social studies in Maryland will produce students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be empowered, informed, and socially responsible participants in our nation’s democracy.

Mission 

The Maryland State Department of Education will build capacity for high quality social studies teaching and learning in all grade levels by providing leadership, guidance, and support to local school systems.   


Contact Us

Bruce A. Lesh
Director of Social Studies, Science and Disciplinary Literacy
(410) 767-0519
bruce.lesh@maryland.gov

Leah Renzi
Coordinator K-12 Social Studies
(410) 767-0589


Beth Ann Haas

Specialist, American Government
(410) 767-0351
bethann.haas@maryland.gov