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 […]

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.

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.

Developmental Disabilities Day: Feb 22, 2018

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.