Tom DeHart

Tom comes to the CASE Executive Director position after having spent 11 years at the Maryland State Department of Education working in leadership development where he designed, developed, and presented leadership professional development for executive officers, principals, and assistant principals across the state. Prior to MSDE Tom spent a career in the Baltimore County Public school system as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school assistant principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. Tom has made numerous presentations around leadership at the local, state, and national level for organizations such as MAESP, MASSP, SREB, and CCSSO. He recently presented a Promising Principals Academy Program model to the Utah State Legislative Subcommittee on Educational Leadership in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tom Has been an adjunct professor at Goucher College where he taught graduate classes in Educational Leadership. He is excited to serve the members of CASE as an advocate for their leadership needs.

Tom Dolina

For over ten years Tom has meticulously represented the interest of nearly 1000 professionals of our public education system. He is a critical component in the success of the unit, serving as the attorney for all matters relating to salary, wages, hours, and working conditions. Tom’s years of experience added to his intuitive understanding of the idiosyncrasies of a very distinct milieu continue to be the impetus behind positive changes on a state and local level. Not only does Tom serve in a professional capacity but volunteers many hours each year in service to the Executive Board. We depend on his quick mind and inexhaustible knowledge to influence and inspire positive results.

Nancy Briganti

Nancy has been an educator with BCPS since 1981. She worked in SW and SE areas of county and at all levels as a special educator. She has held various positions—classroom teacher, inclusion teacher, team leader, and AP. She is currently in her 9th year as principal of Maiden Choice School.

Lori Phelps

Lori has been a BCPS Administrator since 2007, serving in 3 different schools in both the East and West side of the County. Lori is a career changer and began her professional life as a lawyer. While continuing to maintain her license to practice law, Lori earned a Master’s in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University through an Alternative Certification program and began her education career as a social studies teacher in Baltimore City and at Woodlawn High School. Lori has been the Principal at Woodbridge Elementary since 2014.

Michelle Proser

Michelle Proser has been a member of TEAM BCPS since kindergarten! After graduating from BCPS, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Towson State University, Master’s Degree from Goucher College, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She began her teaching career as a health and physical education teacher and has over 25 years of experience in education. Michelle served as the Supervisor of Physical Education (PreK-12) before taking on her current role as the Coordinator of Health and Physical Education. Michelle was the recipient of the MAHPERD Simon A. McNeely Award (2000), the Baltimore County PTA Council’s Educator of the Year (2000-2001), the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Area Excellence in Teaching Award (2001), was named the MAHPERD NASPE Elementary Physical Educator of the Year (2004), and most recently honored with the Maryland AHPERD William Burdick Award in recognition of her leadership and service in 2016. She is looking forward to serving CASE and providing a voice for the members from Curriculum and Instruction.

Maureen Astarita

Maureen has been an educator in BCPS for over 17 years. After returning to her alma mater, Patapsco High School in 2000, she served as a teacher, coach, and department chair. In 2011, she joined the administrative team and CASE. Maureen served at Perry Hall and has been Principal of Parkville High since 2015.

Daniel Pizzo

In 2010, while working within the Department of Research, Accountability and Assessment, Daniel joined CASE. Since this time, he has acted as an assistant principal within 2 county schools which he continues to do to this day. Daniel has worked in schools throughout the county, including in the southeast, central and Hereford Zone. During his time in BCPS Daniel has served as a 4th/5th grade classroom teacher, resource teacher, technology integration teacher, assessment specialist, and assessment resource teacher. He is currently in his 4th year as the Assistant Principal at Padonia International Elementary School. Last year Daniel acted on the CASE negotiations committee, and looks forward to an expanded role on the Executive Board.

Douglas Elmendorf

Doug Elmendorf has been with the Baltimore County Public Schools System since 1998 as a teacher and administrator. As a former elementary school Principal and current Principal of Catonsville Middle School, he brings a variety of experiences to his role as SSAA representative on the CASE Board. Dr. Elmendorf earned his Ed.D. in Instructional Technology from Towson University in 2012 and represents CASE as the Co-Chair of the BCPS Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program. He has also served as the CASE representative on the BCPS School Board Nominating Commission. Doug has been married to the love of his life since July 2002, and has four wonderful children, including a set of twins.