Craig Spilman is a lecturer in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Maryland Institute College of Art. He is also the Executive Director of the CollegeBound Foundation which is one of our nation's premier college access programs serving 20,000 urban high school students in the City of Baltimore. In his former principal role, Craig was recognized for leading the transformation of three urban middle schools in Baltimore. He also served ten years as the Executive Director of the Maryland State Middle School Association and fifteen years as the educational director for Baltimore City's Sister Cities International Programs.
His educational research – qualitative and empirically based – has examined the effectiveness of school principals who design, lead, manage and evaluate education innovation and change that transforms schools to become productive child centered institutions for effective teaching and learning.
For more than thirty years, Craig's work in the field of urban education reform has received national recognition, including being featured in Time Magazine in 1997. He has led over 200 seminars and presentations throughout the country for organizations such as the National Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Middle School Association, the Maryland State Department of Education, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Southern Regional Council. Dozens of newspaper and journal articles as well as national media exposure (CNN, CBS, Fox, and NPR) have chronicled his school reform accomplishments.
- B.S. - Towson University
- M.Ed. - Loyola College
- Ph.D. - University of Maryland, College Park