Janise Lane is the Executive Director or Teaching and Learning at Baltimore City Schools. She supervises all core content areas, as well as the areas of early learning, differentiated learning, specialized learning, and instructional technology; previously, Janise served the district as the director of literacy and as leader in the district’s school support networks.
Janise started her teaching career in elementary grades, focused primarily in grade 1. Faced with the challenge of supporting struggling readers led her to New Zealand, where she spent two summer studying early literacy strategies used in the public education system there. Sharing the knowledge and experience she gained in New Zealand with her colleagues unlocked a new love for professional learning. She spent time teaching alternate certification literacy courses at the Urban Teacher Education Center at University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Hear From Janise
Janise’s work to elevate Baltimore City Schools literacy practice through use of high-quality curriculum has been featured in numerous national publications:
- How gaps in content knowledge hold students back in Hechinger Report
- The Biggest Education News Story You’ve Never Heard Of in Forbes
- Reimagining Baltimore: Schools invite students to help in The Christian Science Monitor
You can follow Janise on Twitter at @janiselane22.