January 14, 2022
For Immediate Release
Announcements and Press Releases
(Baltimore, MD)—Tina Hike-Hubbard will join City Schools’ leadership team as chief communications and community engagement officer, effective March 25. In this new role, Ms. Hike-Hubbard will oversee family and community engagement, partnerships, internal and external communication, and enrollment.
“Bringing these program areas together under one leader at the most senior level reflects the essential role of families and communities in the success of our students and schools,” said Dr. Santelises. “We want families to know they are welcomed as partners at both school and district levels, and to ensure they have the information they need to support their children’s success. We also want to enlist and expand the participation of families, community members, and partners in the lives of our schools.”
Ms. Hike-Hubbard comes to the district from Enterprise Community Partners, where she currently serves as senior director for the mid-Atlantic market. She began her career as a middle school teacher, coming to Baltimore in 1994 through Teach for America, and joined Enterprise in 1997 as a program director focused on neighborhood transformation in West Baltimore. Most recently, she has been involved in initiatives in areas including service to the homeless, racial equity, sustainable building, partnerships with governmental agencies and philanthropies, and scaling up a model of community development and school reform in four cities nationwide.
“This is a time of tremendous opportunity for City Schools,” said Ms. Hike-Hubbard. “The district’s blueprint for success has paved the path for building the next generation of Baltimore’s leaders. A vision of equity is being brought to bear deliberately in strategic planning. New school buildings are opening across the city, and the district has outlined what education can look like in Baltimore once recommendations from the state’s Kirwan Commission are adopted. I am honored to have this new opportunity to serve our students, families, staff, and city, and excited to contribute to the upward trajectory of our schools.”
In addition to her work for Enterprise Community Partners, Ms. Hike-Hubbard has a long history of community service. She is a current or past board member of the Maryland Family Network, Fund for Educational Excellence, Park Heights Renaissance Community Development Corporation, Jubilee Baltimore, and Baltimore Curriculum Project; chaired the mayor’s taskforce on homeless issues in Baltimore; and served as co-chair for the community investment workgroup for the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers. From 2010 to 2017, she served on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, including a two-year term as vice-chair. She holds an undergraduate degree in government from Northwest Missouri State University and a master’s in education from the Johns Hopkins University.
“Tina brings an incredible depth of knowledge about our city and the families we serve,” said Dr. Santelises. “For more than two decades, she has worked tirelessly to improve educational outcomes for young people and create healthy, thriving neighborhoods with schools as essential hubs of learning and resources. She brings commitment, passion, and expertise to our effort to build the City Schools community and provide access to high-quality programs across the city. I couldn’t be more excited to have her as part of our team.”