Recipients of award at Medicaid Workshop

17 Local School Systems, Infants and Toddlers Programs, and Nonpublic Schools Recognized for Exceptional Medicaid Billing Outcomes

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Maryland Department of Health (MDH) hosted a Medicaid Workshop and highlighted the achievements of 17 local school systems, infants and toddlers programs, and nonpublic schools with exceptional Medicaid billing outcomes! Kudos to: Anne Arundel & Calvert County Public Schools, Allegany, Somerset, Calvert, St Mary’s, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, […]

MSDE Team Photo at the Cool Schools Plunge 2019

Franczkowski Addresses Attendees at the 10th Annual Polar Plunge Cool Schools Challenge

An unusually rainy, windy January day did nothing to deter young Polar Plunge-goers at the 2019 Maryland State Police Polar Plunge Cool Schools Challenge, held at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. On Thursday, January 24th, students from across Maryland braved the cold Bay in support of Special Olympics Maryland. Assistant State Superintendent Marcella […]

Marcella Franczkowski and other officials at the Project SEARCH kickoff event at Atlantic Hospital

Project SEARCH Debuts on the Eastern Shore

This story was adapted from a story on the WMDT website. Five local students will intern at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland this year as part of Project SEARCH. Officials from the Maryland State Department of Education attended the kickoff event for the students at the hospital. Project SEARCH helps students with disabilities transition […]

Marcella E. Franczkowski with Governor Larry Hogan at the announcement of the Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities

University of Maryland Announces ‘Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities’

The Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities will foster partnerships among university faculty and local, state, and national agencies and organizations to promote research, improvements in practice, and supportive governmental policies that advance workforce readiness for youth with disabilities.

MSDE seated around a table, including Marcella E. Franczkowski, on a Disproportionality Work Session

Franczkowski Leads Workshop to Address Educational Equity

The Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services held a two-day work session in May to develop the content for tools to assist Maryland’s local school systems as they address disparities in education based on race or ethnicity for students with disabilities. 

Preschool Inclusive Practices: Challenges and Solutions

Marcella E. Frankczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, and Patti Adkins, Coordinator of Infants/Toddlers, Extended Part C Option and Child Find in Wicomico County, together presented a session entitled “Preschool Inclusive Practices: Challenges and Solutions” at the Common Ground Conference in Ocean City.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Art Display with Marcella E. Franczkowski and First Lady Yumi Hogan

Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, Maryland State Department of Education joined First Lady Yumi Hogan in recognizing Children’s Mental Health Matters’ student artists at the First Lady’s Art Display in Annapolis.

Marcella E. Franczkowski smiling at a baby held by another woman at the 2018 Garrett County We C.A.R.E. event.

Garrett County’s We C.A.R.E. Event – April 5, 2018

Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services at the Maryland State Department of Education, presented the opening guest speech at Garrett County Public Schools’ third annual “We C.A.R.E” event on April 5.