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Special Education State Advisory Council

The Maryland Special Education State Advisory Committee (SESAC) is established in accordance with the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part B). The mission of the SESAC is to advise and assist the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services in administering, promoting, planning, coordinating, and improving the delivery of special education and related services to assure that all children with disabilities, three through 21 years of age, and their families have access to appropriate education and related services.

Click here for SESAC Bylaws.

Membership: The SESAC membership conforms to the requirements of federal and State regulations. The majority of the members shall be individuals with disabilities or parents of students, ages birth through 21, with disabilities.

SESAC Members (As of 6/18/12)

Parent - Mary Baskar, SESAC Chair (Baltimore County)

Parent - Rhonda Creecy (Harford County)

Parent - Sharon Glass (Carroll County)

Parent - Edna Johnston (Montgomery County)

Parent - Claudette LeBlanc (Baltimore County)

Parent - Amy Morales (Anne Arundel County)

Parent - Dawn Koplos (Anne Arundel County)

Parent - Marlo Lemon (Baltimore County)

Agency/Provider - Kelly Meissner, SESAC Co-Chair (Parents' Place of Maryland)

Agency/Provider - Rachel London, Esq., (Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council)

Agency/Provider - Howard "Andy" Anderson (Cecil County Public Schools)

Agency/Provider - Lorraine Costella (Goucher College)

Agency/Provider - Clara Floyd (Maryland State Teachers Association)

Agency/Provider - Dori Flynn (Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities - MANSEF)

Agency/Provider - Colleen Guardia (Frederick County Public Schools)

Agency/Provider - Pam Hardy-Cyran (MD Department of Juvenile Justice)

Agency/Provider - Heather Sopher (Maryland Department of Human Resources)

Agency/Provider - Eileen Watson (Harford County Public Schools)

 

Meetings: SESAC meetings are open to the public. Special needs requests, including interpreter and translator services, should be provided at least 2 weeks prior to a scheduled meeting to allow enough time to secure a service provider. For meeting information or to request special accommodations, contact the SESAC staff liaison at MSDE: 410-767-0943.

SESAC Meeting Schedule July 2012-June 2013

GENERAL MEETINGS: The SESAC will hold four general meetings during the period. General meetings provide SESAC members, families, partners, and concerned citizens the opportunity to participate, in person, in the work of the Committee. All general meetings are open to the public.

September 20, 2012, 10 am - 1 pm, JHU Center for Technology in Education, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

November 14, 2012, 10 am - 1 pm, JHU Center for Technology in Education, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

January 17, 2013 10 am - 1 pm, JHU Center for Technology in Education, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

March 21, 2013 10 am - 1 pm, JHU Center for Technology in Education, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

SESAC Meeting Minutes


Contact Information

Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21117
Phone: 

410-767-0249

Email: 

ccoleman@msde.state.md.us

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