Transitions: Chuck Durgin’s Story

Chuck Durgin is the adult and community services coordinator at the Kennedy Krieger Institute High School. Hear his story and what he does for students as they transition out of high school: Part 2:

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 […]

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 […]

The Whole Child: A Birth-to-5 Strategy

Having access to services is critical for all children preparing to enter elementary school. Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education in Hagerstown has taken a winning approach to supporting the whole child.