Department of Instructional Leadership Support


Our mission: The Department of Instructional Leadership Support's purpose is to enhance professional learning and practices for all staff to ensure students have equitable access and opportunities.

Equity Initiatives Unit

Race and culture exert a powerful influence on teaching and learning. With this understanding the work of the Equity Initiatives unit is to

  • Ensure there are equitable classroom practices in all classrooms in Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Build the capacity of MCPS instructional leaders to close the racial achievement gap and eliminate racial predictability in student achievement.

Leadership Development Team

Montgomery County Public Schools ensures success for every child, in part, by working to have a great teacher in every classroom and successful leader in every administration position. The work of this unit ensures

  • Employees are participating in professional learning communities that build their skills and knowledge
  • Managing the process by which teachers work for and earn National Board Certification
  • Develop highly skilled school leadership through the MCPS Leadership Development Program

Staff Development Teacher Project

Montgomery County Public Schools has strong staff development practices in place for all employees. The work of the Staff Development Teacher Project is to ensure that this is occurring for teachers in every school.

This unit ensures there are school-based professional learning communities focused on the practices of teaching and learning and to further ensure that teachers are working collaboratively to set goals and refine and expand practices for student improvement.

Department of Instructional Leadership Support

The work of the department is to directly support principals and teachers in the implementation of the Montgomery County Public Schools' curriculum, instruction, and assessment programs in order to increase the achievement of all students.

Montgomery County Public Schools has taken a proactive approach in developing school leaders. The structured and sequential Leadership Development Program culminates with the preparation of highly skillful leaders who possess the necessary attitude, knowledge, and skills to meet the ever changing demands of the principalship.


at the Office

Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 162
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone 301-279-3566
Fax 301-315-7305