Special Education

Office Phone: 301-517-5526 Or, visit us in Room 2010
Resource Teacher: Thomas Rea


Staff Members

Contact Staff

Learning for Academic Disability (LAD):

  • Thomas Rea (Resource Teacher)
  • Brian Adams
  • Lori Backlund
  • Annette Newell
  • Wendy Roit
  • Stephanie Schoenthal
  • Robert Stohlman
  • Erick Graves
  • Diane K. Griffin
  • Rebecca Johnson
  • Farron Riggs
  • Jessie Rutter
  • Connie Tracy

Transition Support:

  • Kelly Sellevaag
  • Ellen Rohan
  • Cathy Rochette

Speech Pathologist:

  • Donna Mae Clancy
  • Suzanne Redman

Community Career Connections

  • Mark McKeel
  • Debbie McDaniels
  • Margie Young

Physical / Occupational Therapist

  • Tracy Saponara
  • Lisa Krosnick

Learning for Independence (LFI)

  • Kim Dutton
  • Sandra Boyke
  • Heather Hess
  • Danielle Maurer-Hahn
  • Robert Hitchcock
  • Terrance Kennedy
  • Richard Richina
  • Lyrisd Charles
  • Evan Hoppman
  • Kathryn Nagiel

Autism Program:

  • Caitlyn Wise
  • Ben Wisniewski
  • Mark Stein
  • Florence Henry
  • Evelyn C. Omeir
  • Ashley Kunzman
  • Indira Weerakkody

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program (D/HOH):

  • Sean Blake
  • Patricia Rollins
  • John Felix
  • Judy Heier Hammond
  • Elizabeth Hill
  • Jodi Oliveri
  • Mary Perrodin
  • Kelli Richards
  • Thomas Barksdale
  • Barbara Bradley
  • Israel Getu
  • Kathleen Doskos
  • Andrea Gilbert
  • Vladimir Pavlyukovets

DHOH Psychologist

  • Ken Reimer

Mrs. Roit's Special Education Resource Web Site


Postsecondary Education Planning for DHOH Students

It’s never too early to start thinking about your future after Rockville High School! Here are some resources and websites that have lots of information for students and their parents.

FOCUS is a magazine published twice a year at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT. Current and past issues are available online at http://www.ntid.rit.edu/media/focus_news.php

Check out the electronic edition of “College and Career Programs for Deaf Students.” There are listings for over 100 postsecondary programs with support services for deaf students. (Yes, there are more college choices in addition to RIT/NTID and Gallaudet!) The website for this publication is http://research.gallaudet.edu/ccg/index.html


Please explore the following links for more information and supports:

Montgomery County Public School Information

Learning and Study Support

Information on Disabilities

Post-Secondary School Opportunities


New Website for College-bound Students with Disabilities

A new website - http://www.going-to-college.org - has been developed to help high school students learn about living college life with a disability. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help students get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.