Ms. Verletta White serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Baltimore County Public Schools, a position she has held since 2013. Baltimore County Public Schools is the 25th largest school district in the nation, with a diverse student population of 111,000 students and a teaching staff of over 8,000. A dynamic, innovative, and transformational leader, Ms. White serves as the chief instructional leader responsible for defining and communicating the vision of the school system while motivating a division of over 500 curriculum and student support staff. Ms. White began her teaching career in 1992, as an elementary school teacher in Baltimore City and transitioned to a teaching position in Baltimore County in 1995. She received her first appointment to an administrative position in 1998, and continued her service as a school-based administrator through 2006. A Baltimore native, she continued her administrative career in her first central office position as the coordinator of Professional Development where she utilized her classroom teaching and mentoring experiences to foster the professional growth of teachers and administrators on a system level. Ms. White has served as an adjunct professor in School Improvement Leadership for Goucher College since 2013, and is a state and national presenter on topics such as professional development, the transformation of teaching and learning, and leading through change in a digital era. She holds a bachelor of science degree in education from Towson University, a master of arts degree in Leadership in Teaching from the College of Notre Dame in Maryland, and she is currently a doctoral candidate in Urban Educational Leadership at Morgan State University.