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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:57 PM -- Refresh page to update message

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled. MCPS will continue to monitor the roadways and, if school closure is necessary, an announcement will be made by 7:00 a.m.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/21/2018, 6:57 PM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular. MCPS continuará monitoreando las condiciones en las carreteras y, de ser necesario un cierre escolar, se hará un anuncio a las 7:00 a.m.

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Office of Special Education Services

Services for students with disabilities
from birth through age 21

Contact Us

Office of Special Education
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 220
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-279-3604

Staff Directory

Frequently Requested Telephone Numbers

Do you have a question pertaining to your child and special education? Who should you call? Below are frequently requested phone numbers.

Who to Contact with Questions

Who do I talk to if I think my child may have a disability?

Who do I talk to if my child is not receiving the services outlined in his or her Individualized Education Program?

Who can I talk to if I have questions that cannot be answered by the school?

Who do I contact about a specific program or service?

What services can my child receive if they are not enrolled in a MCPS school?

Who should I contact if my child is moving into a MCPS school from another state or county?

Department of Special Education Services
For questions about Contact Phone Number
School-Based Special Education Services
BCC, Walter Johnson, Wheaton, and Walt Whitman, Rock Terrace
Mrs. Katherine B. Rudd, Supervisor 301-279-3837
School-Based Special Education Services
Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Stephen Knolls
Mrs. Joanna M. Dwin,
School-Based Special Education Services
Blake, Paint Branch, Sherwood, Springbrook, Carl Sandburg LC
Ms. Cynthia M. Webb Supervisor 301-279-3837
School-Based Special Education Services
Churchill, Richard Montgomery, Poolesville, Rockville, Thomas S. Wootton, RICA
Ms. Charlene M. Parilla,
School-Based Special Education Services
Damascus, Gaithersburg, Magruder, and Watkins Mill
Mr. Eric P. Kuhn,
School-Based Special Education Services
Clarksburg,Northwest,Quince Orchard, Seneca Valley, Longview
Ms. Kia Middleton-Murphy, Supervisor 301-279-3837
Contact cluster supervisor for information on:
Resource Room, Learning and Academic Disabilities, Elementary Learning Centers, Learning For Independence, School/Community-based Program
Coordinator of Academic Interventions Mrs. Paulina I. Masick,
Instructional Specialist of Academic Interventions Ms. Brenda B. Browne,
Instructional Specialist
Longview Mrs. Sarah C.Starr, Coordinator 301-601-4830
Extensions Program Mr. Joseph L. Goucher, Coordinator 301-670-1400
Extended School Year Services Mrs. Anna E. Szilagyi-Weichbrod,
Instructional Specialist
Gifted-Talented/Learning Disabled GT/LD Services Ms. Jenna Landy,
Instructional Specialist

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Prekindergarten, Special Programs, and Related Services
For questions about Contact Phone Number
Director of Prekindergarten, Special Programs and Related Services Mrs. Amy Cropp, Director 301-279-8520
Autism Mrs. Kristin M. Secan, Supervisor 301-593-3720
Child Find/Early Childhood Disabilities Unit,
Montgomery County Infants/Toddlers Program, and Preschool Education Program
Mrs. Faith K. Fischel, Supervisor  301-230-5966
Emotional Disabilities Programs/Bridge Programs Dr. Sandi I. Posner
Speech and Language Programs Ms. Pamela A. DeFosse, Supervisor 301-649-8085
Assistive Technology/InterACT Ms. Marilyn K. Jacobs, Instructional Specialist 301-657-4929
Physical Disabilities Ms. Patricia L. Janus, Supervisor 301-657-4959
Transition Services Ms. Simone A. Geness, Supervisor 301-649-8008
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mrs. Susan P. Russell, Supervisor 301-670-2250
Visual Impairments Mrs. Susan P. Russell, Supervisor 301-670-2250

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Central Placement Unit
Resolution & Compliance Unit
For questions about Contact Phone Number
IEP meetings at the central level and Nonpublic School Programs Ms. Joanne C. Hoffman, Supervisor
Mr. George R. Moore, Coordinator
Administrative review, mediation or due process appeals or to request forms Ms. Tracee N. Hackett, Supervisor 301-279-3631

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