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

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

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. Continue Reading Developmental Disabilities Day: Feb 22, 2018

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Early Childhood Professionals Work Together on MSDE Grant Opportunity

As part of MSDE’s Professional Learning Opportunities series, early childhood professionals in Maryland developed strategies to shift how early intervention and preschool special education services are provided. Continue Reading Early Childhood Professionals Work Together on MSDE Grant Opportunity

First Tee Golf Program is an adapted physical education program at Cedar Lane School in Howard County, Maryland

First Tee Golf: Adapted Physical Education Program at Cedar Lane School Featured on The Golf Channel

On December 11, 2017, The Golf Channel aired a segment on students from Cedar Lane School in Howard County and the school’s participation in The First Tee Golf program. Tim Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, narrates the segment. Continue Reading First Tee Golf: Adapted Physical Education Program at Cedar Lane School Featured on The Golf Channel

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

Franczkowski Emphasizes Importance of Integrating Assistive Technology

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. Continue Reading Franczkowski Emphasizes Importance of Integrating Assistive Technology

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Franczkowski Honored for Leadership in Dyslexia Policies

Decoding Dyslexia Maryland presented Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, with an award for her leadership in reading and dyslexia policies in Maryland. Continue Reading Franczkowski Honored for Leadership in Dyslexia Policies

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

Transition Specialist of the Year Mary Pat Dye

Mary Pat Dye Awarded Transition Specialist of the Year

Congratulations to Mary Pat Dye from Carroll County, who was named Maryland’s “Transition Specialist of the Year” at the Western Maryland Regional Professional Learning Institute! The award was presented by Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent, and Christy Stuart, Secondary Transition Specialist, both of the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education & Early… Continue Reading Mary Pat Dye Awarded Transition Specialist of the Year