Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education Assessment and Research

Donna Balado
Donna Balado

Science Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education

Education Specialties: PK-12 Curriculum

Donna Balado is Science Specialist for Environmental Science Literacy within the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Curriculum, Assessment & Accountability. In this role, she is responsible for providing leadership and direction in developing effective initiatives for improving student performance in environmental literacy programs aligned to the Maryland Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for students PreK-12. In addition, Donna provides technical assistance to local education agencies and external partners regarding Maryland NGSS, the Environmental Literacy Goal of the Chesapeake Bay Program, participates in the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature and administers the Maryland Green Ribbon Schools Award program in collaboration with the US Department of Education.