Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Department
To our families and prospective families, we welcome your children to Birmingham Public Schools! Our district provides an outstanding educational experience for students through innovative approaches to learning, rigorous academics, and comprehensive measures of student progress, as well as a variety of specialized before and after school programs. Our schools consistently rate in the top 5% of all schools in Oakland County and our students outperform their peers in state, national, and international assessments. Our students graduate well equipped for top-tier universities both at the state, national, and international levels, and for other choices in post-secondary studies or employment.
Our Strategic Plan guides our entire organization toward educational excellence, where all learners are challenged and inspired to make a positive impact on their communities as future-ready leaders and contributors. To help students develop skills and attributes for the future, we provide a strong focus on character education, social and emotional learning, global competencies, career focused education, and the integration of technology throughout the K-12 experience.
We invite you to browse our Teaching and Learning website to learn more about the educational opportunities available at Birmingham Public Schools. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us using the information provided at the right.
To our staff, we look forward to collaborating with you to provide the best educational opportunity and environment for our students. See our staff information page.
Dr. Joseph Hoffman
Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
Phone: (248) 203-3011
Dr. Deborah-Lee Gollnitz
Coordinator for Assessment and Program Evaluation
Phone: (248) 203-3023
Coordinator for Professional Learning
Phone: (248) 203-3024
Coordinator for Career Focused Education and Character Education
Phone: (248) 203-3606
Coordinator for Global Learning
Phone: (248) 203-3618
Curriculum Support Teacher
Phone: (248) 203-3016
Operational Assistant for Assessment
Phone: (248) 203-3018
Secretary to the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
Phone: (248) 203-3011