Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Elementary Academic Expectations
(Parent Summaries)

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

More information on Academic Standards in Maryland

Verletta White, 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.

For "staff only" materials please visit our Intranet site

Debra Brooks
Executive Director
Dept. of Special Education & Student Support Svc.
Michael J Goodhues 
Fiscal Officer
Ryan Imbriale
Executive Director
Dept. of Digital Learning
Jean McClary
Executive Administrative Assistant
Richard Weisenhoff
Executive Director
Depart of Academics
George Roberts
Executive Director
Curriculum Operations
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