Office of Communications, Partnerships and Recognition

Reporting to the Department’s Chief of Staff, this Office oversees and implements:

  • Statewide multimedia communications programs with education stakeholders
  • Media relations
  • Corporate and nonprofit partnership, recognition, and award programs
  • The procurement and allocation of external funds from public and private sources, subgrants to K-12 school systems, and related grant monitoring.


Contact Information

Catherine Shoup, Communications Director
410-767-0486
catherine.shoup@maryland.gov

Darla Strouse
Director, Partners, Advocates & Recognition Programs
410-767-0370
darla.strouse@maryland.gov