Office of the Chief of Staff

​The Chief of Staff (COS) to the State Superintendent of Schools provides leadership, guidance, and coordination for major statewide initiatives including strategic planning. The Office of the Chief of Staff coordinates the activities of the MSDE divisions to facilitate effective agency operations. The COS serves as a liaison between MSDE and the Local Superintendents of Schools and various constituencies; and directly oversees our Office of Communications.


 




 

Contact:
Gayle P. Secrist
Chief of Staff
410-767-0439
gayle.secrist@maryland.gov