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The Department of Strategic Initiatives provides leadership in the development and facilitation of strategic planning and systemic initiatives. 


The purpose of the Department of Strategic is to promote and foster the school system’s vision and mission by providing leadership in organizational planning, professional learning, and system-wide communications. 

Alignment with Initiatives

The work of the DSI supports the SMCPS vision and mission. Key initiatives include the Blueprint for Maryland, staff support and retention, and promoting the system’s communications.

The office supports the following specific functions:

  • Facilitating the school system vision through organizational and school effectiveness plans (school improvement and master plan processes).
  • Providing leadership in communicating the school system’s initiatives that support its mission and vision.
  • Providing leadership in strategic planning for system initiatives, in partnership with all divisions of the school system as appropriate.
  • Leading systemic professional learning initiatives, providing structures for support and resources that consider the diverse needs of adult learners.