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Deborah Grinnage-Pulley

Deborah Grinnage-Pulley (MD '03)

Executive Director, Juvenile Services Education System

Maryland State Department of Education
Baltimore, MD

At the time of the Award, Deborah Grinnage-Pulley was:

Calvert Middle School
Prince Frederick, MD

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Deborah Grinnage-Pulley is the Executive Director of the Juvenile Services Education System (JSES) for the Maryland State Department of Education.  The JSES provides educational services to youths detained and committed to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS).   The JSES administers education services in thirteen DJS facilities statewide.  Previously, Grinnage-Pulley served as the Education Program Specialist at the Maryland State Department of Education, Executive Director of School Operations overseeing all of the principals in the district, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction for the district, overseeing all middle and high schools in Calvert County. Grinnage-Pulley collaborated with other administrators and facilitated staff in the design, implementation and measurement of curriculum and instruction plans. She also observed instruction at individual schools and conferred with school principals on how to improve student learning. When she became principal of Calvert Middle School in Prince Fredrick in 1997, Grinnage-Pulley created an environment in which standardized test scores increased steadily and she helped to close the gap between the test scores of minority and non-minority students. In 2001, she received a Governor's Citation for instructional leadership from the Maryland State Department of Education and the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. 


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1975 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, B.S. and Bowie State University Master's degreeCertification Areas Health and Physical Education k - 12 and Secondary Principal - Supervisor