Office of Secondary Social Studies
Mission

The Office of Secondary Social Studies supports the Blueprint for Progress and the vision of social studies education by preparing students to be responsible, productive citizens in our democratic, pluralistic society and within a global setting.

The Office of Secondary Social Studies guides the development, implementation, and assessment of social studies instruction; provides professional development for middle and high school social studies teachers; serves as a liaison for the school system and the community; and facilitates extra-curricular programs for students.

Services provided by the Office of Secondary Social Studies include:

  • Development of curriculum guides and syllabi for required and elective social studies courses
  • Development of assessment instruments to measure student achievement and inform instruction
  • Coordination of teacher training programs with colleges, universities, and professional organizations
  • Partnerships with community institutions and governmental agencies to provide services for teachers and students
  • Administration of a $1 million dollar Teaching American History Grant
  • Implementation of student programs such as Quiz Bowl, Mock Trial, Model Congress, and Model United Nations
Rex Shepard
Secondary Coordinator
rshepard@bcps.org
Vacant
Administrative Secretary
Brian Schiffer
Director
Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and World Languages
bschiffer@bcps.org
Renee Baylin
High School Resource Teacher
rbaylin@bcps.org
Renee Folk
Government Awareness Program
Live Your Dreams Program
Mock Trial
rfolk@bcps.org
Stephanie Bohn
Middle School Resource Teacher
sbohn@bcps.org

 

Main Office: 410-887-4017
Office Fax: 410-887-2645
 
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