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The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) leads innovation across all offices to ensure effective, antiracist, and equitable outcomes for students, staff, and families. The core work of OSI is to:

  • Facilitate the development of an organizational culture grounded in excellence, antiracism, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Collaborate with district leaders, staff, students, families, and community members to break down silos and implement antiracist and inclusive practices and policies.
  • Support staff to use data and research to transform their work. 
  • Reimagine and coordinate professional learning based on current research and best practices and develop and support technology solutions that streamline processes, support equitable teaching and learning, and engage families in two-way communication.
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of the Board of Education’s Strategic Plan and leads the implementation of the Antiracist System Audit.


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Contact Us

Stephanie S. Sheron

John Landesman
Executive Director

Ashley Rhodes
Administrative Services Manager III

Natasha (Pinkie) Pamnani
Fiscal Specialist II

850 Hungerford Drive, Room 147
Rockville, MD 20850

Office: 240-740-5652


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