Join our next Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) meeting on Thursday, February 29 at 7PM.
Meetings are hosted virtually in Zoom and Interpretation is available.
MCPS Family Support Center provides information to families to include resources, answering questions, hosting virtual support sessions, and upcoming events.
2023-24 - MSDE Parent Information Series to include:
MD Special Education Parent Survey:
Please provide your feedback!
Join our SECAC meeting on February 29 at 7PM
Schedule to attend our virtual SECAC meetings:
Family Support Center events for this month
New M.Ed.- Special Education program @ USG
Now Hiring: Speech-Language Pathologists
Office of Special Education
Ms. Diana K. Wyles, Associate Superintendent: (240) 740-3042
Office of Special Education
Ms. Brenda B. Browne, Assistant to Associate Superintendent: (240) 740-3038
Department of Special Education Services
Mrs. Kia Middleton-Murphy, Acting Director: (240) 740-3900
Division of Special Education Prekindergarten, Programs and Services
Mrs. Amy S. Cropp, Director: (240) 740-3880
Division of Business, Fiscal and Information Systems
Mrs. Julie S. Hall, Director: (240) 740-3850
Central Placement Unit
Ms. Joanne C. Hoffman, Supervisor: (240) 740-3830
Resolution & Compliance Unit
Mr. Gerald L. Loiacono, Supervisor: (240) 740-3230
Family Support Center
Ms. MaryBeth Mantzouranis: (240) 753-9487
The MSDE Family Support Section of the Family Support and Dispute Resolution Branch, responds to parent inquiries, assists parents with navigating Maryland's early intervention and special education systems, and provides parents with school system resources.
Maryland State Department of Education, Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Mr. Ken Hudock, Section Chief, Family Support Services: (410) 767-0255 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mission of the Office of Special Education (OSE) is to provide, implement, and monitor the delivery of a seamless continuum of services for students with disabilities from birth through age 21, to prepare for college, career, and community readiness. OSE supports schools to ensure the success of every student with disabilities by supporting families through the IEP process and in their student’s education.
MCPS provides a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all students with disabilities in need of special education and related services.
In support of the core values of the MCPS strategic planning framework and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), OSE is committed to promoting improved academic achievement and social emotional success for all students with disabilities. Parents/guardians are valued partners with school staff members in planning the student’s services through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) decision-making process. All decisions regarding the placement of a student with a disability will be made by an IEP team in collaboration with parents/guardians consistent with the requirements of the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
MCPS Family Support Center seeks to:
MSDE Family Support Section of the Family Support and Dispute Resolution Branch, responds to parent inquiries, assists parents with navigating Maryland's early intervention and special education systems, and provides parents with school system resources.
Upon receipt of MCPS Form 230-35, Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form, the school principal/designee must promptly conduct an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation. The investigation must be documented by completing this form. Principal/Designee must use this form, MCPS Form 230-36, Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Investigation Form, to promptly and appropriately investigate reports of bullying, harassment, or intimidation consistent with due process rights, within two school days after receipt of a reporting form or as timely as possible for school administration or administrative designee.