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Office of Special Education

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: 240-740-3042

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 240-740-3900
School-Based Special Education Services
Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Stephen Knolls
Mrs. Joanna M. Dwin,
Supervisor
240-740-3900
School-Based Special Education Services
Blake, Paint Branch, Sherwood, Springbrook, Carl Sandburg LC
Ms. Cynthia M. Webb Supervisor 240-740-3900
School-Based Special Education Services
Churchill, Richard Montgomery, Poolesville, Rockville, Thomas S. Wootton, RICA
Ms. Charlene M. Parilla,
Supervisor
240-740-3900
School-Based Special Education Services
Damascus, Gaithersburg, Magruder, and Watkins Mill
Mr. Eric P. Kuhn,
Supervisor
240-740-3900
School-Based Special Education Services
Clarksburg,Northwest,Quince Orchard, Seneca Valley, Longview
Ms. Kia Middleton-Murphy, Supervisor 240-740-3900
Contact cluster supervisor for information on:
Resource Room, Learning and Academic Disabilities, Elementary Learning Centers, Learning For Independence, School/Community-based Program
Instructional Specialist of Academic Interventions Ms. Brenda B. Browne,
Instructional Specialist
301-601-2021
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
240-740-3855
Gifted-Talented/Learning Disabled GT/LD Services Ms. Jenna Landy,
Instructional Specialist
240-740-3110
Prekindergarten, Special Programs, and Related Services
For questions about Contact Phone Number
Director of Prekindergarten, Special Programs and Related Services Mrs. Amy Cropp, Director 240-740-3880
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  240-740-3130
Emotional Disabilities Programs/Bridge Programs Dr. Sandi I. Posner
Supervisor
301-548-4930
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
Resolution & Compliance Unit
Central Placement Unit
For questions about Contact Phone Number
Administrative review, mediation or due process appeals or to request forms Ms. Tracee N. Hackett, Supervisor 
Resolution & Compliance Unit

240-740-3230
IEP meetings at the central level and Nonpublic School Programs Ms. Joanne C. Hoffman, Supervisor
Mr. George R. Moore, Coordinator
Central Placement Unit
240-740-3830

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