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Douglas Elmendorf

Towson University

United States of America - Baltimore

Biography

Doug Elmendorf earned his Doctorate in Instructional Technology, with a concentration in Educational Leadership, from Towson University in 2012. He is currently the Executive Director of Academic Programs and Options for Baltimore County Public Schools, which is the 25th largest school system in the United States. Dr. Elmendorf oversees the school system’s Virtual Learning Program, a full-time virtual option that includes 200 staff members and over 3,000 students. He also supervises the face-to-face and online components of Home & Hospital, eLearning, Magnet schools, summer programs, and self-paced blended learning credit recovery/acceleration initiatives. He works as an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, and Goucher College, where he teaches online graduate level courses in the areas of educational leadership and educational technology. Prior to becoming an Executive Director, Dr. Elmendorf served as a Principal at both the elementary and secondary levels where he spear-headed exciting initiatives including piloting a 1:1 laptop program and opening the first two school-based makerspaces in his school system.