Office of Human Resources

The mission of the Office of Human Resources is to support and maintain the Maryland State Department of Education's goals by providing quality customer service, fostering a positive work environment, recruiting talented and qualified applicants, and retaining our capable and committed diverse workforce. MSDE's Office of Human Resources consists of two sub-offices, the Office of Recruitment and Staffing and the Office of Employee Relations and Services. The goal and mission of these offices are to recruit qualified applicants, retain valuable employees and provide support and guidance to existing MSDE team members.

Office of Recruitment and Staffing

This Office's mission focuses on recruiting qualified applicants and retaining a capable and committed workforce that is strategically focused on improving Maryland's public education system. We encourage interested professionals and employees to create an online application and Apply on JobAps. If you have any questions regarding recruitment or the application process, connect with MSDE's Talent Acquisition Team.

Office of Employee Relations and Services

Office of Employee Relations and Services is a one-stop operation that provides high-quality and consistent customer service to all MSDE staff in matters related to employee pay, benefits, retirement, leave, and personnel matters to promote MSDE as a desirable employer and thriving workplace. The office is responsible for conducting investigations, administering discipline, and administering performance evaluations.

The Office of Human Resources is committed to providing quality support for all our customers. You can reach us during normal business hours Monday-Friday at (410) 767-0012.


Rebecca Oates
Human Resources Assistant
Office: (410) 767-0019

Andrea Bentley
Director of Employee Relations and Services
Office: (410) 767-0021

Christine Brown
Director of Recruitment and Staffing
Office: (410) 767-0152