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 […]
Empowering teachers, schools, and counties to push the limits of what they think is possible for students is Patti Adkins’ passion.
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 […]
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.
Assistive technology should be part of a thoughtful, integrated, data-informed approach to support students across educational environments and not seen as a stand-alone service delivered by one specialist, said Marcella E. Franczkowski.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, represented the Maryland State Department of Education and showed her support for students and their families at Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature on Feb. 22, 2018.