Department of Education Offices & Divisions

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee state and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population–students, teachers, principals, and other educators –throughout Maryland.

Find the programs that interest you and select them for additional information and contacts.

MSDE Organization Chart, State Board of Education, Office of the State Superintendent, Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D., Office of the Deputy for School Effectiveness, Sylvia A. Lawson, Ph.D., Chief Performance Officer, Office of the Deputy for Teaching and Learning, Carol A. Williamson, Ed.D., Chief ​Academic Officer, Office of the Deputy for Finance and Administration, Kristy Michel, Chief Operating Officer

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Department of Education Offices & Divisions