Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Elementary Academic Expectations
(Parent Summaries)

PreKindergarten * Kindergarten * Grade 1
Grade 2 * Grade 3 * Grade 4 * Grade 5

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Dr. Mary Boswell-McComas
Interim Chief Academic Officer
6901 Charles Street
Greenwood Administration
Towson, Maryland 21204
Fax: 410-887-8040

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction provides vision, leadership, and expertise in the development of curricular and instructional initiatives in order to ensure a world class education for every student. The written, taught, and assessed curricula is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and is guided by a systemic teaching and learning framework that embeds a research-based set of components to instruction; incorporates Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards; is grounded in a constructivist view of teaching and learning; and is accessible to all students. The pedagogy inherent in the teaching and learning framework provides the foundation for the teacher effectiveness and evaluation processes.


  • To develop a systemic vision for teaching and learning that results in a world class instructional delivery program. 
  • To provide curricular and instructional leadership to schools that directs rigorous program planning and implementation. 
  • To share content, process, and product expertise that models research-based methodology and core teaching standards.

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Denise A. Frock
Fiscal Analyst III
Dr. Melissa Lembo Whisted
Executive Director
Dept. of Academic Services
Ryan Imbriale
Executive Director
Dept. of Digital Learning
Gepsie Cox
Executive Administrative Assistant
Megan P. Shay
Interim Executive Director
Dept. of Academics
Dr. Renard M. Adams
Interim Senior Executive Director
Curriculum Operations
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