Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Maryland's



Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. featuring


Dr. Sonja B. Santelises , Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore City Public Schools


Please join us in welcoming the Early Action admitted students and

their families to the Annual Holiday Luncheon on

Tuesday, December 19th at 11:30 a.m. at the

Engineering Society of Baltimore, 11 West Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202


We are very excited to have Dr. Sonja B. Santelises as our speaker this year.  Dr. Santelises was named Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore City Public Schools effective July 1, 2016.


Dr. Santelises has spent 27 years focused on building high quality teaching and learning to help students excel, including her tenure as Chief Academic Officer for Baltimore City Public Schools from 2010 – 2013. She returned to City Schools after serving for three years as Vice President for K-12 Policy and Practice at The Education Trust, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit focused on closing the achievement gap.

Dr. Santelises first came to City Schools from Boston, where she was the Assistant Superintendent for pilot schools. Prior to the pilot schools post, she was Assistant Superintendent for teaching and learning/professional development in Boston.


Before joining Boston Public Schools, Dr. Santelises lectured on urban education for two years at Harvard University and spent six years as a senior associate with Focus on Results Inc. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of the New York City Algebra Project. She began her career as director of professional development and teacher placement with Teach for America, then served as a teacher and curriculum specialist at Decatur Clearpool School in Brooklyn.


Dr. Santelises is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in education administration from Columbia University and a Doctor of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University. She has lived in Baltimore with her husband and three daughters since 2010.


The Luncheon is open to all Harvard-Radcliffe alumni/alumnae and their guests.


Please RSVP to Kathleen Barry at


Kathleen Barry

6629 Loch Hill Road

Baltimore, MD  21239

by sending a check made out to "Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Maryland.” 
              Luncheon price is $50 per person.

The payment must be made prior to the event and received by December 12th.


For further information, please e-mail kathleen_m_barry@yahoo.com


Parking will be available at the corner of Centre & Cathedral Streets. There is usually street parking available as well as valet parking at the Wyndham Peabody Court across the street.