Office of Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides IT leadership, strategic direction, and centralized IT products and services supporting the State Department of Education. 

Under the leadership of the Chief Information Officer, OIT provides essential IT services to all the offices and divisions at MSDE headquarters, in addition to the Maryland State Board of Education, Early Childhood regional offices, and the Division of Rehabilitation Services and their district offices.

OIT provides technical expertise to MSDE's independent agencies housed within the MSDE headquarters building and fosters IT collaboration with all 24 local education agencies in Maryland.

The Office of Information Technology also includes five Core Services Team Information Technology Partners (ITP) who report directly to the Chief Information Officer and actively support Information Technology operations across all Divisions and Offices within the Department. Each IT partner is responsible for serving as a strategic interface with the assigned Offices and Divisions to develop business technology strategy development, identify and implement solutions, and provide service and risk management. The partners are supported by IT coordinators, who support the partners' development and maintenance of IT procurements, renewal of annual contracts, and install new hardware and software, as well as manage hardware and software inventories. IT coordinators also provide technical support for MSDE Offices and Divisions.
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The Office of Information Technology is committed to providing quality and efficient support for all our customers. You can reach us during normal business hours Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (410) 767-0028 or


Shawn Fritz-Rushing

Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology
Office: (410) 767-0028