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Dr. Michael Zarchin
Chief of Schools
Department of Schools
Phone: 443-809-3172
Judi Komins
Executive Administrative Assistant
Department of Schools
Phone: 443-809-3172

The Division of School Climate and Safety is committed to working collaboratively with school leaders to promote a safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment that yields academic excellence and well-rounded, emotionally confident students.

The division works diligently to ensure every school is a positive and welcoming environment for teaching and learning, while supporting the physical, social and emotional wellness of students, families, communities and staff.
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Safe Schools Tip Hotline

Text/E-mail     [email protected]
Maryland Crisis Connect     211/press #1 
State of Maryland Crisis Hotline 1-800-422-0009 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-Talk (1-800-273-8255) 
Governor's Tip Line (new this year)  1-833-MD-B-SAFE (1-833-632-7233)

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