Admin

Office of School Climate

Dr. Sharone Brinkley-Parker, Director
Kathleen Rybarczyk, Administrative Secretary

Jefferson Building
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, 4th Floor
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 443-809-7656

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The Office of School Climate is responsible for monitoring and promoting a healthy school environment for our students, our staff, and our stakeholders. This Office encompasses our pupil personnel workers (PPWs), psychologists, social workers, and responsive student programming, as well as their support staff.  Together our teams work to help our students be able to fully concentrate on succeeding in being lifelong learners.

Our mission is to ensure that all students have safe, positive, and structured school environments that foster learning as well as promote civility and good citizenship. We do this by working with students, teachers, administrators, and support staff as well as parents and the community, to deal with issues that affect our students at our schools.  These can include poverty, homelessness, mental health, attendance, behavioral issues, and discipline.

We work as a team to promote restorative practices to resolve problems, use of appropriate disciplinary measures, and civil interactions between stakeholders in our schools. We see modeling respect for others, good citizenship, and personal accountability as essential for our students, in order for them to be lifelong learners in our rapidly evolving and multicultural world. 

Our vision is that each school's culture will empower all students to graduate from BCPS with the skills to be responsible, compassionate, and productive members of a globally competitive society.

The framework for the Office of School Climate includes three components: Prevention, Logical Consequences, and Restoration. As we seek to support positive school climates where all students can thrive in an academically enriched environment, we recognize the importance of relationships. Such relationships are fostered through our work with Restorative Practices. For more on Restorative Practices, watch the following video: BCPS School Climate