Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises joined OSI-Baltimore Director Diana Morris at the University of Baltimore yesterday to announce the rollout of Dr. Santelises’ Blueprint for Success.
Representatives for 55 schools that have been designated “intensive learning sites” attended the meeting. Among these schools are 15 where OSI-Baltimore will help implement restorative practices, 20 that will focus on literacy, and 20 that will focus on social and emotional learning. The full list of schools will be released later this week, when educators from these schools begin training.
City Schools Chief of Staff Allison Perkins-Cohen also spoke at the event, recalling when, as director of the Baltimore Curriculum Project more than 10 years ago, she received her first grant to implement restorative practices at City Springs Elementary. “It was the most impactful grant I’ve ever been a part of,” she said.
Students from the National Academy Foundation School of Baltimore’s Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Academy prepared and served hors d’oeuvres at the event’s reception.