Heather Lageman serves as the Executive Director of Leadership Development for Baltimore County Schools in the Office of Organizational Development. She is President of the Learning Forward Maryland Affiliate and President-Elect of the Learning Forward Foundation, and Vice-President of Maryland Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Heather has served as the Director of Curriculum for the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and managed the statewide implementation of the Maryland Teacher Induction Program. During Race to the Top, she served as Race to the Top Local Education Agency (LEA) Director for Maryland and managed both programmatic and fiscal aspects of the district projects. Heather formerly served as an MSDE specialist managing NCLB Title IIA and providing leadership for the State Teacher Professional Development Programs and Policies, as well as the Professional Development Coordinators. Prior to that, she served as a specialist in MSDE’s Secondary English Language Arts Office, where her responsibilities included development and implementation of county curriculum, assessments, and professional development. Heather is dedicated to supporting the professional learning and development of inspired and innovative educators.