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Special Education

Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) is responsible for providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities from birth through the age of 21 regardless of the severity of their disability.

Parents and/or guardians shall be provided a verbal and written explanation of their Parental Rights:  Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice and a Parents' Guide to Habilitative Services.

Students typically receive instruction in the general education classroom with the necessary accommodations and adaptations provided by the general and special education staff.

Decisions regarding the placement of a child with a disability is in consultation with the parents or guardians of the child and consistent with the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

Mission Statement

The Vision of Calvert County Public Schools is that "all students can achieve"; therefore, we are committed to identifying and meeting the diverse needs of each student through individualized educational programming.  It is our mission to work cooperatively with families, students, community, colleagues, and other professionals in order to promote each student's success and well-being as he/she prepares for future endeavors.

Special Education Directory

Main Number:  443-550-8400
Fax Number:  410-286-1394

Christina Harris

Titles: Director , Special Education
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8400

Nancy Gregory

Titles: Supervisor , Special Education
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8338

Margo Gross

Titles: Supervisor, Special Education
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8340

Matthew Layton

Titles: Supervisor, Special Education
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8361

Janet Stephanson

Titles: Supervisor, Special Education
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8357

Secretarial

Lisa Casciero

Titles: Secretary 4
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8333

Marie Cochrane

Titles: Budget/Grant Specialist
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8331

Susan Hershey

Titles: Secretary 2
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8373

Tamara Martini

Titles: Secretary 4
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8360

Susan Matoska

Titles: Secretary 2
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8373

Ashton Nelson

Titles: Secretary 4
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8342

Vision

Katharine Wilson

Titles: Vision Teacher Specialist
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8368

Leta Woodburn

Titles: Vision Teacher Specialist
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Work: 443-550-8368

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Barbara Brunner

Titles: Audiologist
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Work: 443-550-8368

Beth Nelson

Titles: Audiologist
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Work: 443-550-8368

Kathy Slagle

Titles: Special Educ Teacher
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Work: 443-550-8368

Sherrie Tarry

Titles: Special Educ Teacher
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Work: 443-550-8368

Autism

The Autism Teacher Specialists and Behavior Analyst Specialist provide support to the Intensive Structured Learning Environment Programs pre-school to age 21 and students with autism.

Nicole Foveaux

Titles: Special Ed Tchr Specialist
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8332

Rebecca Haring

Titles: Autism Spectr Fac
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Work: 443-550-8343

Non-Public

The Non-public Specialist coordinates the programming for students residing in Calvert County who are placed in non-public special educational facilities.

James Weems

Titles: Nonpublic Spec
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8385

Special Education Teacher Specialists

The Reading, Math, Program Teacher Specialists and Inclusive Program Specialist are resource and consultative positions. The specialists are available to work with teachers of reading and math grades Pre K-12. They provide staff development and collaborate with the Department of Instruction.

Sarah Camilliere

Titles: Special Ed Tchr Specialist, Inclusive Programming
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8383

Jane Cooper

Titles: Special Ed Tchr Specialist, Reading
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8078

Jennifer Lomascolo

Titles: Compliance Teacher Specialist
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8385

Sarah Noland

Titles: Tchr Specialist, Math
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Work: 443-550-8383

Bryan Sammons

Titles: Tchr Specialist
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8383

Rae Anne Turlington

Titles: Special Ed Tchr Specialist, Reading
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8078

Assistive Technology

Stacy Allen

Titles: Tchr Specialist, AT Coordinator
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8028

Teresa Wright

Titles: Asst Tech Techn , AT Assistant
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8367

Behavior Specialists

Behavior Specialists provide support to teachers, administrators, IEP Teams, and faculty working with students placed in the Behavior Development Program (BDP). They also support the IEP process and direct/indirect services to students placed in BDP program. The Behavioral Specialists provide support to students with behavioral difficulties. The specialists may assist with the development of behavior intervention plans and participate in IEP meetings, as necessary. They work with staff to plan and implement behavioral strategies, supports and crisis plans. The specialists may also conduct social skills training and Crisis Prevention/Intervention (CPI) training.

Stephanie Flowers

Titles: Behavior Specialist
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-7079

Lisa Haag

Titles: Behavior Specialist
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Work: 443-550-8390

Katie Habert

Titles: Behavior Specialist
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Work: 443-550-9917

Jodi Perez

Titles: Behavior Specialist
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8832

Talisa Smith

Titles: Behavior Specialist
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Work: 443-550-8398

Medicaid Recovery Program/Data Management

Kara Beckert-Muffley

Titles: Medicaid/Datamgt
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8345

Joseph Cormier

Titles: Medicaid Asst
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Work: 443-550-8353

IEP Clerks

IEP Clerks are responsible for providing clerical assistance to the administrative staff and IEP Teams on matters related to special education. They maintain files, monitor compliance and assist with the IEP process.

Tammy Carroll

Titles: IEP Clerk
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Alysha Claudio

Titles: IEP Clerk
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Susan Godwin

Titles: IEP Clerk
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Lisa Hepner

Titles: IEP Clerk
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Jennifer King

Titles: IEP Clerk
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Linda Kovacs

Titles: IEP Clerk
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Piper Martin-Bagdovitz

Titles: IEP Clerk
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Sonya Michael

Titles: Secretary 4
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Margaret O'Grady

Titles: IEP Clerk
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Diagnostic Prescriptive Teachers

Diagnostic Prescriptive Teachers support school staff in completing initial assessments and reevaluations.

Ruth Ghrist

Titles: Special Educ Teacher , MCMS, MES, MHES, SLES, PHS
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8388

Janet Heagy

Titles: Special Educ Teacher, CCS, CES, DES PAC
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8388

Dorothy Pohlod

Titles: Special Educ Teacher , HES, NHS, SLES, SMS, WHES, WHMS
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Work: 443-550-8388

Elizabeth Reilly

Titles: Special Educ Teacher , HHS, NMS, PPES, PPMS, SES
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Work: 443-550-8388

Julie Tomasik

Titles: Special Educ Teacher, BAES, BES, CHS, CMS
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Work: 443-550-8388

Transition and ALT-MSA

The Transition Facilitator assists in transition between students and adult service agencies. The Facilitator also assists with job-training sites for Functional Skills and Vocational High School classes. The Alternate Maryland State Assessments (Alt-MSA) Facilitator is responsible implementation of training, dissemination of information, and providing technical assistance to staff.

Paul Reilly

Titles: Transition Spec
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Work: 443-550-8384

Infants & Toddlers (Ages Birth - 3)

Referral Line 443-550-8405

Child Find (Ages 3 - 5)

Rachael Bailey

Titles: Inf & Toddler CF
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8379

Ericka Carswell

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8379

Jennifer Fonfara

Titles: Nurse - RN
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Heather Jarrett

Titles: Physical Thrp Ast
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8370

Lisa Knight

Titles: Inf & Toddler CF
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8381

Michelle Maenner

Titles: Inf & Toddler CF
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8380

Tatiana Owens

Titles: Inf & Toddler CF
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Work: 443-550-8380

Kerry Puttlitz

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8380

Christine Sabarese

Titles: Inf & Toddler CF
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Work: 443-550-8381

Robin Sanders

Titles: Inf & Toddler Tchn
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Work: 443-550-8380

Betsy Therrien

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8381

Kristen Wells

Titles: Inf & Toddler CF
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8406

Tracey Williams

Titles: Physical Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8380

Carol Wood

Titles: Instr Asst 2
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Occupational/Physical Therapists & Adaptive PE

Lindsay Blackford

Titles: Occupational Thrp
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8370

Christine Constantino

Titles: Physical Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8370

Susan Dudley

Titles: Physical Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8370

Susan Galligan

Titles: Occupational Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8370

Jill Hartwell

Titles: Occupational Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8370

Dustin Jackson

Titles: Special Ed Tchr Specialist
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Work: 443-550-8372

Jennifer Jensen

Titles: Occupational Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8370

Laura Rivers

Titles: Teacher Specialist Instruction
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Work: 443-550-8372

Debbie Shatrowsky

Titles: Occupational Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8370

Megan Tiralla

Titles: Occupational Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8370

Tracey Williams

Titles: Physical Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8380

Erica Wood

Titles: Occupational Thrp
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Work: 443-550-8370

Speech Language Pathologists

Becky Benkert

Titles: Speech Language Pathologist
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8400

Sinetra Bowdry

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Ericka Carswell

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8379

Charron Dean

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8400

Radhiya Flanders

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Carrie Holaus

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Catherine Jenifer

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Amy Jones

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Erica Joy

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Heather Lamb

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Johnelle Law

Titles: Contracted SLP
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Work: 443-550-8400

Sybil Mackall

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Morgan Newton

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Gabrielle Parent

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Larissa Parreira

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Veronica Parsons

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Kerry Puttlitz

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8380

Leanne Rudell

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Christine Sabarese

Titles: Inf & Toddler CF
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Phone Numbers:
Work: 443-550-8381

Julianne Schrom

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Gwendolyn Seltzer

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Erin Sloan

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Mindi Stavish

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Mary Sullivan

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400

Allison Switzer

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Betsy Therrien

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8381

Kathryn Wingate

Titles: Speech Pathologst
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Work: 443-550-8400